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justakrazymom
08-30-2011, 07:11 PM
Welcome Welcome to my August 2011 trip Report... be warned.. U will get wet..you may even get soaked.. so grab your poncho and join us!
( read about my pre-trip adventures too.. PTR (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2612069))


Trip dates: August 18-29 2011. Room only on August 18th, Free dining from 8/19-8/29

Resort~ Pop Century..my first time at a Value.. 2 rooms

Who? Well lets see we have:

ME: Alison..I turned 36 while in Disney. I have been a Disney fan my whole life. I could live in Disney. I made 2 Disney trips in 19 months in 1999 and 2000 then I shelved my Disney World dreams when I met my now husband and we had 3 kids in 3 years.Fast forward 10+ years and we were finally ready and able to take the plunge and take the 4 kids! I homeschool 3 of the 4 kids ( the oldest is graduated) plus I work a day job doing office type work for the family business and I bartend 2-4 nights a week at my best friends nightclub.

Eric: 39.. a now reformed Disney Skeptic. He was not thrilled with this trip in the planning and paying stage.. and even up til the we arrived stage. He only had 6 Flags to picture in his head what Disney might be like. Well let's just say if I had a nickel for each time he said "this place is awesome"( which was almost the trip report title BTW)..well I could buy us all AP's and go back again this year!

Noah: Turned 17 on this trip. Has been to WDW twice before..once at 4.5 and once at almost 6.5 ( for Christmas no less).. he was above all the most excited for this trip aside from myself.. he knew what to expect and he was giddy like a 6 year old school girl any time you mentioned the trip. Noah is currently a "sandwich artist" at Subway while he decide's what's next in his life! warning prone to extreme teenage mood swings!

Kate: 16.. Noah's girlfriend. nice girl.. but let's just say no girlfriends/boyfriends will ever be invited again!

Declan: 9.5 going on 90.. we always say he's an Old man trapped in a kids body. He was the kiddo I was most worried about at Disney as he has a tendency to suck the fun out of things. Declan tends to overthink, over worry and over control things. He's a fab kid, smarter than any 9.5 year old should be and is a great athlete. He was super excited to go to Disney but due to his issues with the unknown he had a giant knot in his tummy too!

Jadziah: 7 almost 8.. she is by far my most even tempered kiddo. She was giddy and unworried about the trip. She required a disney shirt for each day we were there and yes..she got them..lol hey it pays to be the only girl outta 4 kids right? ( oh JahD Zee Uh like in Star Trek Deep Space nine.. yes I named my daughter after a character in a TV show..I'm a star trek nut and proud of it)

Taejan: 5 almost 6 ( as in he turns 6 a mere 3 days after we left Disney). There are few words to accurately describe Taejan ( Tay-Gin we made this one up). He has the best personality, is beyond outgoing.. vocal and full of love and life.. he's also a putz.. a VERY small but BIg putz.. no is just a word he laughs at.. he made the trip very stressful at times..but oh well..such is life. he also was the catalyst for many of the great "awwwww moments" on this trip as well!

Elaine AKA Gigi: My mother.. she has also been to WDW 2 other times ( with Noah and I). She was a great help with the 3 younger kiddo's and she fully enjoyed her time at Disney with us. She did NOT like the heat ( but then again which one of us did???)

So there's the cast of this mighty adventure.. coming up.. the "pre disney" part of the trip!

justakrazymom
08-30-2011, 07:12 PM
Saved for chapter links

Getting to Georgia (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42459976&postcount=7)
Georgia (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42460060&postcount=8)

August 18th 2011

Ready or not Disney.. here we come! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42464582&postcount=9)
Swim time and we have a room (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42464870&postcount=10)
Downtown Disney Bound (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42468398&postcount=11)
Our Room (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42468551&postcount=12)

August 19th 2011

Magic Kingdom Finally part 1 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42496358&postcount=30)
Magic Kingdom Finally part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42509846&postcount=37)
Magic Kingdom Finally part 3 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42518520&postcount=38)
Who broke the Biometric scanner? (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42518943&postcount=39)
This place is haunted... don't make me go in there! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42532964&postcount=52)
The Adventures of the Ponchos begin! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42537444&postcount=57)

August 20th 2011

I'm leaving with or without you! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42547609&postcount=67)
Where is Taejan? ( or my husband lost my son) (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42558006&postcount=72)
Out come the Ponchos (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42558780&postcount=73)
Mommmm....Declan made a movie... (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42561398&postcount=78)
Star Tours again and again and again (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42562932&postcount=81)

August 21st 2011

Epcot Bound (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42562932&postcount=81)
World Showcase Time (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42562932&postcount=81)
Sleeping Girl and Shaved Ice (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42571064&postcount=101)
Worst Soda in the World (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42571416&postcount=102)

August 22nd 2011

Hollywood Studio again..sigh.. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42574150&postcount=108)
Tales of Itchy feet (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42581343&postcount=117)
What left Taejan Speechless? (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42581496&postcount=118)
Pictures Pictures (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42581613&postcount=119)
Sci Fi time (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42582113&postcount=123)
Sci Fi Time part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42582172&postcount=124)

August 23rd 2011

Noah's Birthday part 1 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42625998&postcount=146)
Noah's Birthday part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42626044&postcount=147)
Fish and Chips please! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42630035&postcount=153)
Kim Possible Time (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42630174&postcount=154)
The American Adventure (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42630259&postcount=155)
Let it rain let it rain (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42630517&postcount=156)
On our way to HDDR (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42630692&postcount=157)
HDDR Part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42643752&postcount=168)


August 24th 2011

Attack of the Tie Dye Krew (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42684959&postcount=181)
Grand Gathering Breakfast (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42695659&postcount=198)
Grand Gathering Breakfast Part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42695856&postcount=199)
A ghost and a few mountains (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42696123&postcount=200)
A ghost and a few mountains part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42696230&postcount=201)
To Infinity (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42719815&postcount=210)
Bring on the Rain (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42723569&postcount=213)
Photopass Pictures finally (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42759469&postcount=223)
More Photopass pictures (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42759746&postcount=224)
The perfect parade spot..or so we thought (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42771828&postcount=232)
Wishes and more (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42772061&postcount=233)

August 25th 2011

Day 8.. Animal Kingdom bound (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42815089&postcount=247)
Best chef ever (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42815561&postcount=249)
Safari Time (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42846688&postcount=252)
Safari part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42846838&postcount=254)
Just Exploring (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42847030&postcount=256)
DinoLand USA (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42847254&postcount=257)
The Tree of Life and more...rain (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42855605&postcount=262)
Nemo, a little of the parade and pool time (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42855762&postcount=263)

August 26th 2011

Hurricane Irene (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42867243&postcount=268)
Animal Kingdom day 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42893070&postcount=274)
Guitar Dan sings The Taejan Song (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42910029&postcount=275)
Runaway Scooter (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42925032&postcount=282)
Kali Bound (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42925239&postcount=284)

August 27th 2011

Disney Day 10~ Epcot Again (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42937284&postcount=292)
Test Track..Maybe (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42937556&postcount=293)

GreatBiscuit
08-30-2011, 07:43 PM
Jadziah: 7 almost 8.. she is by far my most even tempered kiddo. She was giddy and unworried about the trip. She required a disney shirt for each day we were there and yes..she got them..lol hey it pays to be the only girl outta 4 kids right? ( oh JahD Zee Uh like in Star Trek Deep Space nine.. yes I named my daughter after a character in a TV show..I'm a star trek nut and proud of it) So when I first saw the name, I thought "Hey, I wonder if she got that from DS9." And then I read on. And now I'm subscribbed. Looking forward to more!

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justakrazymom
08-30-2011, 07:49 PM
So when I first saw the name, I thought "Hey, I wonder if she got that from DS9." And then I read on. And now I'm subscribbed. Looking forward to more!

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yeah I'm a sci fi geek ( shhh u wouldn't know it to just meet me..but I am a giant geek at heart).. my 2nd oldest is named after a character on a short running show with Adrian Pasdar..another sci-fi, fantasy type show..

and Welcome to the report!

justakrazymom
08-30-2011, 07:55 PM
For anyone that read my PTR (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2612069) they know we were vacationing with friends... i'll call them the supporting cast as we didn't tour together much, mostly just ate main meals together!

So here's who our supporting cast is:( oh no pictures yet.. but soon you'll be seeing more than enough of us I promise)

Melissa.. my best friend of 30..yes since 1st grade people..years. She also happens to be my "boss" for my night job.

Don her husband of 18 years

and her SEVEN kiddos.. Epiphani(16), Demitryia(15), Montana (12), Jadyn (10),Myrana ( 7), Delanee( 6) and Mavrik ( turned 4 in Disney).


Then we have:

Brian.. friend and co-worker at the night club

His wife Deb

Their one kiddo Kyle (17) and his friend Glen (17)..

so there we go.. my supporting cast of 13..add that to my 8 and that's 21 of us people.. 21! We went by "DisneyPalooza" and yes..we even had tshirts!

Dizneydaz
08-30-2011, 08:02 PM
Wow, that's a lot of people! Can't wait to read about it (esp. the 16 y/o girlfriend part):goodvibes

justakrazymom
08-31-2011, 02:29 PM
let's start with some background.. Chandra and I "met" almost 11 years ago on AOL. We were both trying to get pregnant..her with her 3rd me with my 2nd. Well we clicked, stayed friends and either IM'd every day or once we both got cell phones Txt'd nearly everyday since. Back in 2009 we decided to finally meet..and off we trekked the 997 miles from my house to her's. Yep.. we crashed at her house for over a week.. 13 of us total ( she also has 4 kids and her FIL lives there).. it was a blast..
Chandra is the blonde tall one.. I'm the brunetter short one..this is on Tybee Beach outside Savannah:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/vacation/Chandrascard129-3.jpg

so much so we did it the next April too:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/vacation2010/110_6228.jpg

and now we come to 2011. I had made the plans for Disney and that meant no Georgia trip.. sad sad. Then as the trip comes closer my husband and I are feeling worse and worse about literally driving right by my friend and not stopping. Then we decide we are staying for one night on the drive down, I'd rather a little time with them then none!

Well fast forward to April.. and Eric earns 4 extra vacation days..ok so now we add a day at Pop before the package starts and another day with Chandra. Before we know it we are spending 3 nights and 3 days with Chandra and krew..score!

So the plan is now to leave as soon as I get out of work overnight sat/sun. I leave work at 1:25 am on Sunday the 14th and by 1:55 we are out the door and leaving the driveway!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/vacation%202011%20Georgia%20days/IMG_8191.jpg

the van is packed full.. 3 small kids, 2 adults and all the luggage for 8 people! Plus separate bags for the Georgia leg of the trip so i don't have to unpack everything!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/vacation%202011%20Georgia%20days/IMG_8192.jpg

The drive is very smooth.. no traffic to speak of..no issues.
The kids were happy..in fact they were angels on the drive!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/vacation%202011%20Georgia%20days/IMG_8193.jpg
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we made 3 stops for gas and potty breaks.at about 3pm I told my friend we were about 3.5 hours away and were going to stop and get a motel. The plan had been to get a motel and let the kids enjoy the pool and get to my friends the next day ( we normally drive straight thru). She insisted we just keep driving and stay another night.. so we kept going!

We got to her town at 6:30 and our first stop? Well Walmart of course ( only cus they don't have a Target..can u imagine??).. we needed to grab groceries so not be a burden on my friends budget :)

We were greeted by a Welcome Back rainbow!
(cell phone picture)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/vacation%202011%20Georgia%20days/8-14.jpg

After Wally World we headed the rest of the way to Chandra's house.. her whole extended family were there..so we got to see everyone!
The kids immediately played with their friends!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/vacation%202011%20Georgia%20days/117_3323.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/vacation%202011%20Georgia%20days/IMG_8198.jpg

Up next.. the Redneck Riviera

justakrazymom
08-31-2011, 02:36 PM
My friends neighbor has a great pool..that is usually NOT open when we go in April. It was open this year ( and the water was 94 degree's..really?? Not refreshing but oh well!) so we took the kids for the afternoon:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/vacation%202011%20Georgia%20days/IMG_8211.jpg

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My friends oldest daughter.. she is an amazing young lady!
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These are the 2 kiddo's that started this decade long friendship..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/vacation%202011%20Georgia%20days/IMG_8292.jpg

and the few that were born after!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/vacation%202011%20Georgia%20days/IMG_8301.jpg

Aside from swimming we also went for Pedicures, chilled, cooked, Chilled, ate, chilled..get the idea?? This was to be the relaxing part of the vacation since we knew the 11nights/12 days in Disney would NOT be relaxing.

Luckily.. it was.. we had a blast and got some good quality time with great friends!

Up next.. Ready or Not Disney World here we come..

justakrazymom
08-31-2011, 08:46 PM
We woke up at 4:30 on August 18th, said our sad tear filled goodbyes to our Georgia "family" and headed on the road. It's roughly 4.5/5 hours from Chandra's house to Disney.. and we wanted to have a full first day of "nothing".

We had smooth sailing til part way on I4..then it was roughly 1 miles every 5 minutes or more.. OMG it was killing me. I have a LOT of road anxiety ( hence why i don't drive on the highways and I am a TERRIBLE passenger) so this stop n go was setting me on the edge and I wanted to just be there. I was texting Missy every mile counting down how many more til we were there.

We finally saw this:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%201/IMG_8304.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%201/IMG_8307.jpg

and then this:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%201/IMG_8310.jpg
and this:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%201/IMG_8312.jpg

The screeching of joy from the arch to the resort was intense..and the kids were loud too..lol. I just couldn't believe it was finally real... I was actually here and taking my kids to meet the Mouse!!

We had learned the day before that the resort originally didn't have any of us in our Grand Gathering even in the same building and they had my 2 rooms in totally different buildings! Don took the time to straighten that all out the day before we got there. ( Missy and Don and krew had arrived the 17th).

I went to check in thinking all was well. There was a few people in both check in lines.. I hopped into Online and it didn't take long to get to the front. Here's Taejan waiting with me til he got bored and went to watch TV..lol
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%201/IMG_8313.jpg

Upon checking in we learned they did not have connecting rooms for us. Since I know requests are not guarantee's it was no big deal. Disappointing but since the other 3 wouldn't be arriving til the next day no big deal. Just meant we wouldn't bother unpacking. The guy checking us in did say they would move us the next day ( the 18th was room only, our package started the next day) to connecting rooms. Ok sounds good ( well at the time it did.. that would change). We got all our info, map etc.. rooms were not ready..no surprise. They would text when they were. So we left check in and went to meet up with Missy and Don for late breakfast in the food court!

Look we found them!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%201/8-182-1.jpg

and we ate!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%201/8-18-1.jpg

justakrazymom
08-31-2011, 09:08 PM
After we ate we grabbed the kids swim suits and headed to the Hippy Dippy to swim while we waited for the infamous text's to arrive saying our rooms were ready.

I had NO intention of being in a giant FULLY public pool in a swimsuit..nope..no way.. I'm rather self conscience.. well the 16 year old who shall currently remain nameless <cough Epiphani> <cough brat> bullied me into going in.. sigh.. I sure hope no one saw my belly roll, stretch marks and tan lines danggammit!

The kids had a blast.. I found the pool a touch..oh let's say..WARM.. holy heck..lol.. are pools down south actually ever cool??

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%201/IMG_8314.jpg
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Oh have I mentioned I love the look and themeing of Pop? Well I do.. much more than I expected. I won't lie.. I never would have stayed at a Value resort by choice.. we were moderate only when we went before. This trip though being 8 of us we needed 2 rooms.. and let's face it..2 rooms at $85 and $95 a night is much easier to swallow than any other option on site..lol.. plus our friends were all booked here when we decided to join in on the fun. So I love Pop.. actually I adored Pop..shocking!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%201/IMG_8315.jpg

It was now about 12 and I was itching to get our room.. checked my phone alot..again hoping no one saw my stretch marks and belly fat.. oh and really hoping my top stayed where it belongs..and we had no towels! So in a moment of panic I sent Montana and Declan off to "borrow" some towels from a housekeeping cart I spotted near the 2nd floor of one of the pool vicinity rooms..phew..all the people were safe now from memories of my tan lines being burned into their brains! Now that that was all set I made my poor husband trek off to see if our rooms were ready.. he came back pretty fast..i was hopeful. Nope.. he forgot to bring ID so he had to go get it and go back in. He came back and ONE room was ready!

We got the kids out of their swim suits and headed to find our room. We were in the 70's building 6 room 6442. About 5 rooms away from our best friends! We had a lake view room..awesome!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%201/IMG_8324.jpg
A clear view of some of the construction across the lake:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%201/IMG_8325.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%201/IMG_8326.jpg
and a view of this:.. the best stairs EVER!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%201/IMG_8327.jpg
thus far no text about our 2nd room..GREAT...

To be continued..

justakrazymom
09-01-2011, 07:49 AM
We finally got the text that our 2nd room was ready. It was right next door..cool. This would be my mom, Noah and Kate's room so I didn't really do anything with it.

Missy and I decided we wanted to take everyone to Downtown Disney before the place got really packed so we headed to the bus stop.

Of course I made the kids all stand for a picture.. I'm such a horrible person!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%201/117_3328.jpg

This fun CM came by on a Segway and Montana was being..well Montana and was about begging the guy to let him ride the Segway..the CM was very nice and had some fun with the kids which helped the time waiting for the bus go by faster.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%201/117_3330.jpg

Once we arrived I let my krew go nuts in the water.. which of course meant Missy's kids followed suit..oppps..not sure she wanted them to get wet. Oh well it was about 2000 degree's out so they dried fast after anyway!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%201/117_3336.jpg
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Here's the 10 kids together.. I was really wishing Noah and Kate were here at this point ( that would change about 8 hours after they arrived the next day..TEENS!).
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%201/117_3339.jpg

And 5 of my immediate family..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%201/117_3340.jpg

Missy's 3 youngest girls were so excited to take Ziah to BBB to get Dusted..but the thing is..Ziah is not exactly a princess fan and she is painfully shy and was not at all happy about this! We finally got her to do it though..dang "dust" was in her hair for days!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%201/117_3344.jpg

After this we separated do to logistics.. 9 of them plus 5 of us..doesn't work well all the time..plus I move a LOT faster than the average tourist and wanted to go DO and SEE not wander slowly!
Off to the Lego store.. where Declan probably would have stayed for the next 1 nights had I allowed it. In fact he's not in many pictures cus he was too busy filling up a pail of parts to buy!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%201/117_3345.jpg

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We went and looked around and let the kids dig at T-Rex before we left..
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justakrazymom
09-01-2011, 08:06 AM
While we were in Downtown we pondered the fact we wouldn't be able to unpack until late Friday night because of being switched in the morning. We had plans to head to Magic Kingdom for rope drop and I just didn't want to deal with moving rooms. So we decided to go to check in and tell them we wanted to stay put. Since we had planned to have the 3 wee ones in one room with us, and My mom, Noah and Kate in another we didn't HAVE to have connecting rooms.

So that decision made and the front desk let "out back" know we got a luggage dolly and unloaded the van!

Warning..I'm something of an OCD freak so I had to get the room we were using just the way I wanted it! Luckily my little minion's..I mean children.. are used to this and snapped right in action!

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Eric and I lived outta our bags but we gave the drawers to the kids..
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And yes.. i brought my own toothbrush hold and hand soap.. and they have siblings in our 2nd room.. I'm a little crazy like that!
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We tucked the rather hot and tired kids into bed and I set my alarm for 6:30am. I was going to check out and check back in then head to Magic Kingdom!

VroomVroomLightning
09-01-2011, 10:11 AM
I read your entire PTR this week and was so excited to see that you had started your TR! I love your style of writing and your pictures! I thought it was madness for us when we went to Disney World in December with 7 adults and 2 kids. I could not imagine 21 of us at times! Can't wait to read more about your trip!

justakrazymom
09-01-2011, 10:27 AM
I read your entire PTR this week and was so excited to see that you had started your TR! I love your style of writing and your pictures! I thought it was madness for us when we went to Disney World in December with 7 adults and 2 kids. I could not imagine 21 of us at times! Can't wait to read more about your trip!

Oh thank you!! So glad to know someone is reading this!!! LOL.. yeah the 21 was a bit much at times..mostly just at meals because we didn't really tour together most of the time..

disneysnowflake
09-01-2011, 10:31 AM
I'm reading!! Can't wait to see the rest!

Tnkrbelle565
09-01-2011, 11:50 AM
Wow!!! you guys really know how to organize a value room to maximize the space!!! :thumbsup2

justakrazymom
09-01-2011, 01:22 PM
We never once felt crowded and my husband and I and 3 kids lived in there for 11 nights.. the room itself is smaller than my daughters bedroom..lol

VroomVroomLightning
09-01-2011, 01:47 PM
We never once felt crowded and my husband and I and 3 kids lived in there for 11 nights.. the room itself is smaller than my daughters bedroom..lol

My brother and sister-in-law managed to fit themselves into one POP room with two kids plus a pack-n-play for a week so I know it is manageable. I will say though that their room was not as organized as yours..Lol.

I will have to show them pictures for next year!

justakrazymom
09-01-2011, 01:50 PM
hee he.. yeah my OCD tendency's come in handy some times for sure! Between the bathroom all and the bed is where we laid the comforter folded up and made my 9 year old a "bed"..he loved his own little area!

jcc0621
09-01-2011, 02:10 PM
Hi! Just found your TR. Wow, trying to organize all those people would have me frazzled.

We love POP too. There's just something about it....

Can't wait to read more.

justakrazymom
09-01-2011, 04:34 PM
Hi! Just found your TR. Wow, trying to organize all those people would have me frazzled.

We love POP too. There's just something about it....

Can't wait to read more.

20 of the 21 people were a breeeze.. my 5 year old.. well he was the stress in my trip..let's just say the boy has entered behavior boot camp since we got home..

mikkiwikki
09-01-2011, 05:25 PM
Love your TR! WE Were there the same dates...Well we switched on the 19th to the Poly...I took pictures of the construction across the lake as well! We got the free dining package on 8/19 as well. We too are big time Pop fans! Oh AND we got totally rained on as well...and wasnt it obscenely HOT on the 19th? omg....SO HOT...BUT the one thing you dont have to worry about when you go in august...is the question...will it be WARM enough for the kids to swim? No worries there (we used to go over thanksgiving ...and it was always a toss up)

Im an OCD planner too...LOL

:thumbsup2 Love your report!

justakrazymom
09-01-2011, 07:21 PM
Love your TR! WE Were there the same dates...Well we switched on the 19th to the Poly...I took pictures of the construction across the lake as well! We got the free dining package on 8/19 as well. We too are big time Pop fans! Oh AND we got totally rained on as well...and wasnt it obscenely HOT on the 19th? omg....SO HOT...BUT the one thing you dont have to worry about when you go in august...is the question...will it be WARM enough for the kids to swim? No worries there (we used to go over thanksgiving ...and it was always a toss up)

Im an OCD planner too...LOL

:thumbsup2 Love your report!

Thanks and nice! Wonder if we "Saw" each other in the parks at all..lol

And yeah..warm enough was not an issue..what would have been nice would have been cold water pumped into the pools..LOL

DisneyRunner2009
09-01-2011, 08:24 PM
We were there at the same time, building six, third floor, lakeside. We put our shoes in the same spot as your family. I thought that was a clever use of space for your water. I never thought of storing anything there. I hope to start my TR tomorrow, I'm still working on a catchy title.

justakrazymom
09-01-2011, 09:01 PM
We were there at the same time, building six, third floor, lakeside. We put our shoes in the same spot as your family. I thought that was a clever use of space for your water. I never thought of storing anything there. I hope to start my TR tomorrow, I'm still working on a catchy title.

Oh kewl.. we were on the 4th floor!

justakrazymom
09-01-2011, 09:01 PM
U got a bounceback for next year?? I'm jealous!

KatInHat
09-01-2011, 09:40 PM
Just wanted to let you know that I'm enjoying reading all about your trip. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to read more.

justakrazymom
09-02-2011, 07:11 AM
Just wanted to let you know that I'm enjoying reading all about your trip. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to read more.

Thanks.. more coming soon!

declansdad
09-02-2011, 08:16 PM
Just found your report through your ellen/eo post. Our trips overlapped a bit (16th to 18th at Seaworld and 19th to 26th at POFQ). We have stayed at Pop 3 times and love it, all the icons and colours are fantastic.

I haven't started our trip report yet though; still sorting through pictures. Looking forward to reading more of yours.

justakrazymom
09-03-2011, 02:55 PM
My day started bright and early with a text from Noah that there were at the Park and fly around 4am then another saying they were boarding their plane a little before 6 am. I dozed off until the alarm went off at 6:30.. yawn.

I started waking the NOT happy to be woken up kiddos then showered and got dressed as they painfully slowly got moving.. I wanted to scream "MOOOOVEEE we are going to Magic Kingdom" but alas I kept myself in check..more or less.

Our original plan was to stay at the resort until my mom, Noah and Kate got there..but I was crazy itching to get into MK NOW..so we decide since ME can take up to 2 hours to get ya to the resort we'd chance it. Their flight was scheduled to land at 9:55 so we figured we could at the very least get an hour in the park ( open was 9am) and head back to wait for them ( oh how wrong we would be!).

The kids and Eric ate breakfast from the stash of food we had brought and then we headed down to the check in desk. I did NOT do online check in for the package and man do I wish I had. Both line were long but they kept taking people from the online check in line over at the regular check in making the regular back up. The people in front and behind me were not happy.

I was merely anxious to get our new key's etc and head our bums to MK.

My kids were excited.. well except for Jadziah.. she wanted to go back to bed!
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We finally got called up to a CM and did the quick check out/check in and made our way to a bus. We got on a bus fairly quick and I was pretty dang sure my heart and head would explode with excitement and joy as we got closer and closer to The Magic Kingdom!

We arrived and my Disney senses so long dormant kicked in and I just headed right to the gate..the kids were like "Mommm do you know were you are going".." oh yes kiddo's.. mama is HOMEEEEE".

We got a really funny security guy at bag check.. a great start to the day already ( especially after all the "horror" stories about bag check I'd read). Then headed to the turnstiles.. now I won't lie.. the bio metric scanners had me worried.. but that was a breeze and we were thru and waiting for the opening show!!

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We got spots right up front and the kids loved it!( I literally was tearing up..yeah I'm a big mush when it comes to Disney!!)
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Mickey's mouth was moving when he talked..very cool!
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After that we entered the park and yeah..my bliss was spotted:
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Up next..our first ride..anyone wanna guess what it was??
Part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42509846&postcount=37)

beebeeryan
09-03-2011, 05:07 PM
Came over from my TR, WOW that's a lot of people to keep track of, not sure I could handle it myself. It was enough keeping the 4 of us happy 24/7. :lmao:

You did an amazing job organizing that room!

justakrazymom
09-03-2011, 05:18 PM
Came over from my TR, WOW that's a lot of people to keep track of, not sure I could handle it myself. It was enough keeping the 4 of us happy 24/7. :lmao:

You did an amazing job organizing that room!

Yeah it was a LOT of people..esp since 14 of the 21 were 17 and under..LOL.. it was fine.. most of the time..

Thank u on the room.. it stayed all sorts of neat all 12 days too..it was great!

ZehnJahren
09-04-2011, 06:00 PM
Hello! I'm along too - read your PTR and now finished your TR and waiting for more. Although - why does your TR name have apostrophes? Will you explain that later? Is it "Poncho's poncho" or something? (can you tell what kind of OCD I have? lol!)

I can completely commiserate with having so long between trips - we went in 2000 and I didn't go back again until last November. Such a relief to go back! And now I have another short trip scheduled next month, so I'm loving reading all these TRs. Very interested to see what your kids think of the House of Mouse!

justakrazymom
09-04-2011, 06:38 PM
haa..cus I was obviously exhausted from the 23.5 hour drive and started the trip report too soon to remember grammar..lol

MK2010
09-04-2011, 07:19 PM
Subbing :)

justakrazymom
09-04-2011, 07:29 PM
Subbing :)

Awesome!!

justakrazymom
09-04-2011, 07:54 PM
Where did I last leave you? Oh yes on the edge of your computer chair wondering which ride I took my kids on first correct??

Well by 9:01 we were walking down Main Street , me singing and dancing..and fully embarrassing my husband and 3 youngest kids! I just didn't care..I was back and I was HAPPY!

We headed right to a PhotoPass photographer and did a picture..but alas the other 2 families we were with have not yet finished with editing their pictures so I have NO cd. Sigh.. I hate waiting for people.

At this point my oh so moody NON Disney husband was NOT thrilled. There were people everywhere, it was HOT and muggy and he was still very unsure about Disney.Plus it had POURED the night before and his sandals were still wet ( oh dear husband get USED to that). We took a right thru The TomorrowLand Terrace and headed right for Buzz!

Right about that time this was what Noah, my mom and Kate were seeing:
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There was no wait and as we headed into the Queue I could see his eyes light up. All of a sudden all the things I've said about how Disney is different than any other "theme/ amusement" park clicked. So began the "The place is awesome" mantra he stuck to and said about 10000 times for the next 10 days!

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Since there was 3 kids and 2 adults we had to split.. I rode with Ziah , Eric rode with Taejan and Declan rode alone.


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About half way thru the ride I got a call then a text.. Their plane had landed.. 40 minutes EARLY! Are you kidding me?? So I text Noah back and said let me know when the DME bus leaves.. thinking we had a lot of time.. wrong again!
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We hopped back on Buzz for a 2nd ride.. notice the mechanic fixing one of the cars??lol
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Next we headed to the Tomorrowland Speedway.. got in and had about a 10 minute wait.. This time Ziah and Taejan rode with me and took turns steering and Declan rode with Eric. While on that I got a text. "Mom the bus is on it's way.. Driver says 30 mins max"..seriously??
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So now I am in a panic.. no way I am going to get to POP in 30 mins from the back of the park..so I text Noah back..um.. text me when you get to the resort and we run off to...

Part 3 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42518520&postcount=38)

justakrazymom
09-05-2011, 01:36 PM
After the text from Noah we decided since we were already not going to make it back to the resort on time we'd head to Peter Pan and get that out of the way before the lines got crazy.. I love Peter Pan..I HATE the line for Peter Pan!

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I decided to go grab FP's for Splash for later on and on the way the kids got their very first Character interaction!! Donald had no line and it was just perfect.

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While there we got the text.. they were at the resort. It was less than an hour from when they landed to when they were waiting for us in the Pop Century lobby! So we headed out of Magic Kingdom.. I was sad but I knew I'd be back as fast as I could. We were lucky enough to hop right on a bus and found the rest of my krew waiting for us.

After hugs and hello's we took them to their room and let them all shower and such. We got in our room and saw that Mousekeeping had already been there:
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My kids rested a bit then when everyone was ready we headed to the food court for some lunch with plans to head back to MK once we were done!
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Up next.. Who broke the Biometric Scanner??

justakrazymom
09-05-2011, 02:14 PM
After lunch we headed to the bus stop and got on after a little wait. Only issue I had with the Pop busses was the utter lack of shade..OMG come on Disney.. a few awnings wouldn't kill ya and I'd pay $1 a night more to help pay for that!!

We arrived at the park and yep..it was a beautiful sunny HOT day still.. and yes..I was still giddy as a school girl! I love the fact that my oldest was also giddy.. he has been waiting since we was 6.5 to get back to Disney!

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We got up to the turnstiles and I was expecting biometric issues when I popped my card back in..but nope. Then came Noah's girlfriend Kate.. she couldn't exactly figure out the scanner and the CM told her she broke it..lol

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If only she had a sense of humor..sigh.

We headed to Main Street just in time to stop and watch some of this little parade:
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And then the madness started.. Pin Trading.. oh my. If I had only known how many times I would hear "Mom can I go check that CM's pins out?" I may never have bought anyone any pins or lanyards!

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This time we headed to AdventureLand:

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And Declan began.. began stressing that we wouldn't get to do all the things he wanted to do that he had read about. Oh MY dear son..CHILL! At this point we had 4 days in MK planned.. so I was not worried. I wish I had shared some of that worry as we ended up with only 2 days and one very small part of a 3rd..sigh.

First up was Swiss Family Treehouse:
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Then we headed over to Jungle Cruise..we had a GREAT CM.. I wish we hadn't been in the back of the boat though.. oh well.

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After that the kids were HOT and wanted a treat.. silly mommy had told them back home that "you can have all the ice cream you want in Disney"..so it was Dibs and frozen lemonade's all around ( thank Goodness for the free DDP)

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See the grumpy teen with his arms crossed? He's hot, he's tired and his GF is driving him crazy already..oh JOY. At this point we cut the teens free from us. They spent most of their time in the parks exploring on their own..so they aren't in very many pictures..oh well!

The rest of us went off to ride Pirates. Declan had a small meltdown because the posted wait time was 25 minutes. He was very upset because he reminded me I said we wouldn't be waiting in long lines. Um it's 98 degree's out and the queue is cooler.. we are going in..deal. He was not yet used to a 25 min wait not being "long" nor waiting in lines in general. The actual wait was closer to 18 minutes anyway!
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Since Declan was being Declan ( remember..90 year old trapped in a 9 year olds body) and wanted to go to Tom Sawyer RIGHT then and well..there was no reason not to we headed over.. Declan was NOT liking the heat and hopped in Taejan's stroller.
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I have no picture of the carnage that ensued when Taejan saw him in his stroller..lol

No wait for a boat and a very short minute on this:
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and we were on the island and spent about an hour exploring..
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Up next.. This Place is Haunted..don't make me go on!

Minnie&Nana
09-05-2011, 04:10 PM
:wave: All caught up! What a great family you have and what fun this TR is going to be!:thumbsup2

Aw, what happened to all your pics? Looking forward to the next chapter.:goodvibes

Grumpy Grandma
09-05-2011, 04:31 PM
I'm here too .... waiting for more! :goodvibes

justakrazymom
09-05-2011, 04:51 PM
:wave: All caught up! What a great family you have and what fun this TR is going to be!:thumbsup2

We went to WDW every August for a week (no more August heat for me), then a long winter weekend from the time my kids were 7&8 until they were 13&14 - which was when they told me they were "really sorry mom, but we're Mickey'd out".:scared1: Being a creative (aka sneaky) mom, I asked if they'd like to see So California...absolutely yes!! Sounds like a plan...oh and by the way, kids, wait until you see Disneyland!! :yay: Yep, mom bought herself 3 more years of Disney trips...but alas...then I had to borrow friend's and neighbors munchkins until they were too old...these days I just beg a friend to come along....BUT...I now have a 3 yr DGD!!!:love: Next year will be her first visit to Mickey and Minnie.:cool1:

Aw, what happened to all your pics? Looking forward to the next chapter.:goodvibes

I fixed em all..photobucket just got stupid on me!

justakrazymom
09-05-2011, 04:55 PM
Oh here's a little tip if you're on Tom Sawyer in the summer.. go to the fort and go into the Powder room ( aka ladies room) and OMG it is by far the coldest room in all of Disney.. I didn't want to leave!

ronnmel
09-05-2011, 05:33 PM
Followed you from the POP Century thread. Great trip report so far! Post 38 doesn't have working pictures though.

We were at POP at the same time as you, Aug. 10 to Aug. 24. I wonder if we'll be in each other's pictures. :)

janabananas
09-05-2011, 05:41 PM
Subbing! love the pics!!

justakrazymom
09-05-2011, 06:47 PM
Followed you from the POP Century thread. Great trip report so far! Post 38 doesn't have working pictures though.

We were at POP at the same time as you, Aug. 10 to Aug. 24. I wonder if we'll be in each other's pictures. :)


Hum.. I see pictures... are they still not working?

Yeah I've been wondering if we will show up in other peoples pictures..lol

justakrazymom
09-05-2011, 06:48 PM
Subbing! love the pics!!

thanks.. are they all showing up now? I have so many pictures and that's slimmed down from the huge amount I took and NONE are from Photopass cus we don't have those yet!!!

ronnmel
09-05-2011, 06:51 PM
Hum.. I see pictures... are they still not working?

Yeah I've been wondering if we will show up in other peoples pictures..lol

All the pictures in post 38 are "This picture has been moved or deleted". It's possible that you still see it because it's in your "cache", meaning in your computer memory.

Did you see anyone with bridal Minnie ears at POP? That might have been me. :goodvibes

justakrazymom
09-05-2011, 08:22 PM
All the pictures in post 38 are "This picture has been moved or deleted". It's possible that you still see it because it's in your "cache", meaning in your computer memory.

Did you see anyone with bridal Minnie ears at POP? That might have been me. :goodvibes

how about now? and I saw a few..LOL.. did u see a rowdy little boy who's mom kept saying "Stop it Taejan"..um...that wasn't me..la la la la..LOL:rotfl:

POLY1985
09-05-2011, 08:32 PM
While we were in Downtown we pondered the fact we wouldn't be able to unpack until late Friday night because of being switched in the morning. We had plans to head to Magic Kingdom for rope drop and I just didn't want to deal with moving rooms. So we decided to go to check in and tell them we wanted to stay put. Since we had planned to have the 3 wee ones in one room with us, and My mom, Noah and Kate in another we didn't HAVE to have connecting rooms.

So that decision made and the front desk let "out back" know we got a luggage dolly and unloaded the van!

Warning..I'm something of an OCD freak so I had to get the room we were using just the way I wanted it! Luckily my little minion's..I mean children.. are used to this and snapped right in action!

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Eric and I lived outta our bags but we gave the drawers to the kids..
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And yes.. i brought my own toothbrush hold and hand soap.. and they have siblings in our 2nd room.. I'm a little crazy like that!
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We tucked the rather hot and tired kids into bed and I set my alarm for 6:30am. I was going to check out and check back in then head to Magic Kingdom!

I can't even begin to tell you how impressed I am by your organizational skills! You are AWESOME!!! Enjoying your TR!

ronnmel
09-05-2011, 10:58 PM
how about now? and I saw a few..LOL.. did u see a rowdy little boy who's mom kept saying "Stop it Taejan"..um...that wasn't me..la la la la..LOL:rotfl:

Pictures are working now.

I was too busy having fun to notice other people talking. :rotfl: I just started my own trip report, link is in my signature, maybe you'll see some of your family in my pictures. :cutie:

justakrazymom
09-06-2011, 03:10 PM
PLEASEEEEEEEEE mom.. screamed my 9 year old as we walked up to the queue for The Haunted Mansion. He was NOT happy with me which lead the other 2 to also be not happy. Now I am a mean Mom. I make my kids do certain things no matter what they want. I would never ever make them go on a ride that was truly too scary, fast, big or whatever for them..BUT Haunted Mansion was none of these. I knew it.. my mom knew it.. so I said you have no choice.. you must go on once and if you hate it you never have to go again!

So off we went..
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Of course we opted for the "longer" queue through the cemetery. This is def a must do. My kids had a blast.. and so did I!

I let a few families go ahead of us so I could take this picture:
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Luckily there was a little line so the kids could play and not hold anyone up:
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We got to the stretching room and I said a little prayer that no one we were crammed in there with would scream as I knew that would set Taejan off. Taejan has sensory issues and I was already rather worried about how he would do with all the stimulus at Disney. Well my prayers were answered because it was silent once the lights went out! We each grabbed a wee one because I remember the mad dash and crush a thon it can be getting to the doombuggies!

It was not in vain.. it was stupid from the doors opening to hitting our buggy.. seriously people.. must you crush a 5 year old to get on a ride??

While on the ride it stopped twice. I was fully expecting this. Once we were stopped on the backwards part for like 10 minutes..lol. Luckily all 3 kids loved it, Taejan was very proud because he didn't keep his eyes closed at ALL!

At this point Noah and Kate had texted me.. they planned to meet us at the next ride.
We headed off to It's a Small World.
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No one would sit next to me.. I don't understand why..it's not like I threatened people for 9 months that if they made me mad on the trip I'd shove them under the water or anything ...
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Noah and Kate met us at the end of the ride and OMG was my son in a rotten mood. Noah is like me and likes to be left alone when grumpy and the lovely girlfriend would not..so it was just pure pleasure the next hour or so..

We decide to head for the People Mover.. it happens to be one of my favorite rides and I hoped my little ones would love it to. Noah wanted nothing to do with going on it so he and Kate stayed by the little kiosk while we rode. I was right.. all 3 loved it!
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Next we all went on the Carousel of Progress. Declan did not believe me when I said the audience was moving not the stage. I think he spent each move trying to figure it all out..lol . We came out to some stage show and yes.. I got in the mix and danced the Cupid Shuffle.. my kids and husband were so embarrassed!
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Taejan tried to maul Pluto..poor Pluto!
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Declan did some MORE pin trading.. oh goodness me day 1 and we are already almost out of trade able pins for Declan.. ack!

Did ya happen to notice those lovely dark clouds in the last pictures? Oh yes.. August dark clouds..can only mean one thing right??

Up next.. So begins the adventures of the Ponchos

Grumpy Grandma
09-06-2011, 03:25 PM
I'm loving your tr! I've spent the last couple of hours on some threads where people just aren't being very nice .... so my question why am I there? :confused3 Anyway it is a breath of fresh air to be reading this. Just love your writing style! :thumbsup2

justakrazymom
09-06-2011, 03:30 PM
I'm loving your tr! I've spent the last couple of hours on some threads where people just aren't being very nice .... so my question why am I there? :confused3 Anyway it is a breath of fresh air to be reading this. Just love your writing style! :thumbsup2


Oh thank you! Yes these boards can be full of Grumpy and Eeyore types eh? And some very much like Maleficent and Jafar. So not my style..lol. So glad to have you here reading!

CandleontheWater
09-06-2011, 04:37 PM
I am enjoying your TR! You are very funny and it looks like you guys had a great trip. Can't wait to read more!

justakrazymom
09-06-2011, 05:48 PM
I am enjoying your TR! You are very funny and it looks like you guys had a great trip. Can't wait to read more!
Thank you..and your little guy is just tooo cute!

justakrazymom
09-06-2011, 08:45 PM
So after I embarrassed my family and Taejan tried to maul Pluto we decided to hit up The Laugh Floor.. wait said 10 minutes ( LIE).. I parked the stroller under the overhang at Stitch because I didn't like the looks of those clouds at all.

Well after a closer to 20 minute wait between the queue and preshow we got into the Laugh Floor.. cute.. not a repeater for me..but cute.

Well we came out to POURING rain.. surprise surprise. I ran and got the stroller..tossed the cover over it.. thank goodness I had a brain and parked it under the overhang..it was dry! Then we all got on our poncho's and decided it was time to just head to the Contemporary for our Chef Mickey ADR's.

This was the point where I looked and Noah and he was between being mad and in tears. He was exhausted and just did NOT want to go. So I told him to just hop a bus and go back to Pop. I really think he also needed a break from his g/f and my mother. Since we had left overnight Sat he had been with my mom or his g/f 24/7 except for work. He had never taken the bus alone..but he was almost 17 I knew he could handle it..lol.

I told him to text me when he got on a bus and to the room. He did like a good son. I also told him to EAT.. use whatever DDP credits he wanted..I didn't care as long as he got out of the MOOD. Now comes the first ARE YOU KIDDING ME moment.. his girlfriend tried to go with him! Um HELLO..no way in you know where are they going to be in the hotel together alone.. Noah knows that and she was told but she ( not him btw) tried and was not happy with me when I said she was coming to dinner with us!

So off he went and off we went:
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Oh another tip.. have hats for your kids.. pop them OVER the poncho hoods. We did this later on and it helped the hoods not blow off!

We left MK and headed to the Monorail and who did we see ahead of us? Why the other 13 people we were traveling with! Hi Warner's Hi Sweeners!
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They did not have ponchos.. at all.. and they had soaken wet kids who froze at Chef Mickey's.. I had dry kids who did not.. I win!

My little ones first Monorail ride.. Declan was sad he couldn't ride up front like Noah had done when he was younger..but I had told him the story of why so he understood.
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I wish I could say Chef Mickeys was great.. i wish I could say the staff was great and the food was yummy.. I can't.. I'm NOT complaining because no one was hurt, we all ate and it was fine. it was the least favorite meal of our whole stay and it was clue #1 that should we ever travel with friends again we will make our own ADR's!
We arrived a good 30+ minutes before our ADR. We checked in, we waited.. and waited and waited.. and I won't say the kids were great.. some better than others as some are allowed to do things other's are NOT. ( I apologize to anyone that waited on Aug 19th from 7:30 on and had kids climbing and jumping all over .. they weren't mine..I had no control)

A CM came over after a long while and offered us all free drinks ( including alcohol) because seating us was becoming such an ordeal. Sigh.. Finally they sat us.. well most of us.. they had out 18 chairs for 20 of us.. yeah good times! We had to split up kids and families to make it all work. I did not like this. I'm a stickler for how my kids behave and I wanted them all near me.

Luckily I was able to keep the one child who has some behaving issues with me..lol.. we ate. No mention of my allergy even though it was on our ressie and I saw it stamped on the paperwork. I was so hungry by this time I just took my chances.. I ate very cautiously and lucked out.
Ziah sat with Missy and some of her crew:
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Declan and Kate sat at yet another table with some more of Missy's krew ( no that's not Kate but she was over there some where):
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After a little food the characters started coming.. oh my. To say pure chaos would be a mild statement. Small children not of my genetics were jumping, kicking, screaming etc making it all very difficult. Again.. I apologize even tho they aren't my kids!
Minnie was first:
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See this?http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20Day%202/117_3434.jpg
Pluto is not signing the book.. he is writing "it's easier if the kids sit down until we get to the table"..again..lovely.. my kids were btw.. they aren't perfect kids but um..no way! Not real thrilled that got written in my daughters autograph book but what can ya do right? ( I know..never eat another meal with 13 other non family members that includes characters!)

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She was in awe of the whole Mickey and Minnie and Krew at her dinner table!
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WOW..a rarity ..me in a picture..in fact I think until I get our Photopass pictures this may be the only one! Please note my official Disney Vacation hairdo.. pulled back..sunglasses on top.. yep. Normally I fix my hair either all curly and pretty or straighten and sleek.. nope..I did my hair ONCE while down there and an hour later the humidity and rain killed it!..not worth it!
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And there is Declan.. all i wanted to do was take the monorail to MK then hop a bus..it was after 10 and I was tired Plus Noah had been at the resort for hours alone! Sir Declan needed to trade pins though!
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While waiting for the bus ( longish wait) we had some entertainment...
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Think they are tired? They all fell asleep on the bus.
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Oh did I mention it was a longish wait?? Whatcha think?
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yeah..cus Chef Mickey's took us so long we ended up behind the lovely Wishes crowds..good times!

So we finally get on a bus and then back to Pop.. we are exhausted and hot and well things go downhill from there.

We get back to the rooms and I open ours and let the kids in.. and then we try to open the room Noah is in.. yellow light.. WHAT? I try another key..yellow light.. anyone who knows the locks knows this means the deadbolt is on. So I call Noah..no answer.. I knock..I pound..no answer!

This goes on for a good 5 minutes.. to the point we woke the people next door..GREAT..Sorry! Did I remind you we didn't get connecting rooms?? So um I can't get into Noah's room that way.

At this point Kate is pissed! I headed down to classic hall and found security who called the manager on duty then I headed back after calling from the house phone like 10 times to the room phone. No answer!

So I have a 16 year old in the room not answering the phone, the knocks nothing. I am starting to worry. Noah had a seizure disorder from 9-14. He's been seizure free for 3 years but that is always a worry. I'm worried and his g/f is getting mad at him.

After a few more minutes of calls and knocks the night manager comes with the master key thing. It DOESN'T work!! Are you kidding me?? He tries it in our door and it works fine. He then places a call to maintenance.. which he says must come from Epcot at that time of the night. Panic really sets in..WHY is Noah not answering the door, the cell the room phone..why why why??

I go back in our room ( eric and my mom are outside) and call the room 5 times in a row while one of them knocks. Finally Noah opens the door. He's alright.. he's fine he was just dead tired! Management and security leave..I thank them..especially security . The security gentlemen was so nice and kept calling management until someone came with that key!

I can't begin to say how relieved I was. I wasn't the slightest bit mad. Noah had no clue if he locked the deadbolt we'd have no access and he didn't mean to lock us out for almost an hour. We had another ARE YOU KIDDING ME moment because Kate was mad and I had to ream her a new one because if his MOTHER wasn't mad then guess what..she didn't get to be either! She def didn't get to get mad AT him!

So it's now after midnight and this night that was supposed to be "early" was anything but. We had rope drop plans for the "next" morning..yawn..did they happen??

janabananas
09-06-2011, 09:35 PM
I see why the "no girlfriend" rule will apply when I take my boys on trips when they get older.... Oh boy!!!

Tnkrbelle565
09-06-2011, 09:56 PM
oh yup...no "significant other" rule will have to apply in my house too. This just doesn't seem like it's going to end well ;)

Wow he is a heavy sleeper huh?

Not very Disney-like of that Tigger to write that in the book. Even if it doesn't make for a good story. He/She must be a new Tigger ;)

Tinkermom76
09-06-2011, 10:13 PM
hey joining in, I will be at Pop for 10 nights later this month!!!

I completely agree on pin trading, it drove me nuts last trip. I am never letting them bring bf/gf after all the horror stories I have heard

saphire76
09-06-2011, 10:14 PM
Oh man waiting for the rest.

justakrazymom
09-07-2011, 07:27 AM
I see why the "no girlfriend" rule will apply when I take my boys on trips when they get older.... Oh boy!!!

This is just day 1.. we had drama almost every single day..

justakrazymom
09-07-2011, 07:29 AM
hey joining in, I will be at Pop for 10 nights later this month!!!

I completely agree on pin trading, it drove me nuts last trip. I am never letting them bring bf/gf after all the horror stories I have heard

I tried not to let the pin trading get to me.. only a few times I put my foot down times when we were trying to get somewhere. I have a great story towards the end of the trip about Pin Trading :)

Trinity524
09-07-2011, 09:33 AM
Hello!

I have subbed popcorn::!

My DS is soon to be 4. Where did you get your pin trading sets? He's painfully shy, but I'd love for him to start pin trading. I know nothing about it, but I hear ebay? Where did you go?

Love your trip report!

justakrazymom
09-07-2011, 09:49 AM
Hello!

I have subbed popcorn::!

My DS is soon to be 4. Where did you get your pin trading sets? He's painfully shy, but I'd love for him to start pin trading. I know nothing about it, but I hear ebay? Where did you go?

Love your trip report!

I got started lanyards on Ebay and a big lot of pins also on ebay. my 7 year old is also painfully shy but she was trading up a storm and my 9 year old ( super pin trader now) was not the type to go up to anyone before this and now..well Pin trading brought out some amazing abilities in him. I love pin trading!

Grumpy Grandma
09-07-2011, 12:34 PM
Hello!

I have subbed popcorn::!

My DS is soon to be 4. Where did you get your pin trading sets? He's painfully shy, but I'd love for him to start pin trading. I know nothing about it, but I hear ebay? Where did you go?

Love your trip report!

My grandkids always get their pins on ebay. They order a lot! We have even been at DW and they've run out of pins .... hop on ebay and order more! There are some sellers on ebay that will deliver to the resort the same day! :rotfl:

justakrazymom
09-07-2011, 04:24 PM
That's what I muttered to the entire group after we got into Noah's room the night before. I had plans to be at Hollywood Studios for rope drop and nothing was going to stop me!

I set my alarm for 6:15...got out of bed around 6:25 showered, got all the kids stuff ready and then I was ready.. but ummm:
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They were not!
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Well in case I haven't mentioned it.. I'm mean.. yep. I am. I woke their cute little behinds and we were out the door and on a bus and at Hollywood Studios and thru the turnstiles by 8:04.. but GRRR. It was EMH and the park had opened 4 minutes earlier. dang it all. I was sooo close but no cigar to rope drop. Oh and I left a few people behind. My mother,Noah and kate were not up..so we left without em..see I told ya I am MEAN!

Declan and krew had decided they did not want to do Jedi training afterall so we headed to TSMM to get passes and or get in line. I was dumbfounded when I saw the mass of people. I had read how crazy it gets..but nothing prepares you for what you see. So I was like.. what do we do?? Get in the OMG line or get in the other OMG line? We the kids decided let's just wait and ride.. so we headed to the standby which had added about 100000 people while we were deciding. So I said forget it.. I ran and got Fast passes. It was 8:25 and they were already for after noon ( they were GONE by 10:45 this day!)
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So after getting the fastpasses we got the heck outta dodge--errr Pixar place. We headed for Star Tours 2!
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We all loved the ride..well except Eric.. who got very nauseous from it. After Ziah was in a mood so she refused to get in the picture but here's the boys!
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Noah texted me and said they were on their way finally but we had some time so we opted for The Great Movie Ride .
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After that we headed for the front of the park.. got the kids a snack and Declan did some pin trading and some pin shopping.

Up next.. WHERE is Taejan??( or my husband lost my kid!)

ronnmel
09-07-2011, 05:37 PM
Oh boy! What stress that must have been! and the girlfriend...

CandleontheWater
09-07-2011, 06:42 PM
Wow, you have a much better outlook than I do! I would have been really upset if Pluto wrote that in my child's autograph book, and I would have been upset at Chef Mickeys if we had an ADR, but still got the run-around with seating. I think you win the cool-headed Mom award! I've traveled with a group of 13 before, and I thought that was crazy, 21 takes the cake!

I also think it was really nice of you to invite your DS's girlfriend, but I doubt I'll ever be that nice. In my family there are no "tag-alongs" for vacations or holidays until there was a ring. I might have been mad as a teen and early 20 something, but I see the wisdom in that rule now!

justakrazymom
09-07-2011, 07:59 PM
Wow, you have a much better outlook than I do! I would have been really upset if Pluto wrote that in my child's autograph book, and I would have been upset at Chef Mickeys if we had an ADR, but still got the run-around with seating. I think you win the cool-headed Mom award! I've traveled with a group of 13 before, and I thought that was crazy, 21 takes the cake!

I also think it was really nice of you to invite your DS's girlfriend, but I doubt I'll ever be that nice. In my family there are no "tag-alongs" for vacations or holidays until there was a ring. I might have been mad as a teen and early 20 something, but I see the wisdom in that rule now!

I tried to just go with the flow for the most part .. If i can;t fix it i can't stress kinda tude.

yeah there will never ever be another tag a long..EVER.. Lesson learned believe me!

beebeeryan
09-08-2011, 08:31 AM
WOW, Chef Mickey's sounds crazy. We stayed at the CR and saw the drama unfolding nightly when we walked by or ate at Contempo. I was not the least bit jealous of anyone that had ADR's there. No desire to do it. And that was just WRONG of Pluto to write in an autograph book regardless of how kids were or were not acting. It's outta line and ruins the book forever.

No girlfriends on future trips, noted.

I hear you on the TSM ridiculousness. It's just crazy it's still like that. We made Rope Drop at DHS on an EMH morning and I went straight for FP and luckily got 10:45am return, but they were gone before 11am that day too.

Love the dark clouds in the photos, we saw those daily too.

justakrazymom
09-08-2011, 01:33 PM
So after we got our snack and Declan did his pin trading the rest of our krew arrived. ( the other 13 people we were traveling with were still MIA..morning people they are NOT). We walked towards Pixar Place to get them FP's but they were gone. So we decided to just wait in the stand by.

On the way there we ran into this guy:
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And then we entered the TSMM queue. Now this is about when I should tell you we have a buddy system. One adult per "small" child.It was supposed to be me/Taejan My mom/Ziah and Eric with Declan because Declan can handle himself and Eric doesn't watch the kids well. ( he lost Taejan in our yard once when he was 18 months old and I found him almost in the VERY busy road I live on!)
Well Taejan wanted his daddy and I foolishly allowed it. So I had Ziah, my mom had Declan and Eric was supposed to have Taejan..yes supposed to. We got in the queue... got handed a little red card for the wait time thingy.. and talked then I said "WHERE" is Taejan?? OMg my heart sunk.. Taejan was NOT with us.. Taejan was NOT in the queue..Eric did NOT have my son.

To say my heart jumped into my throat would be an understatement. I was nearly instantly in tears because we had been in the queue for a good 3 minutes already. Eric didn't even budge ( reaction time is not his strong suit)..Noah and I bolted out of the queue.. finally Eric followed... Noah and I went one way Eric another and THANK GOD Eric found him up near the FP machines.

Poor kiddo was a wreck.. he was so upset and crying and I wanted to slaughter my husband. From then on Taejan was MY buddy no if's and's or but's! He spent most of the 35 minute wait for TSMM very upset..
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As for me.. well my husband was on my list for a few days after that!

I love this queue:
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Well I love it all but that stupid "tent" area.. that was a bit much!
Taejan was my ride buddy ( duh)
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i won!
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So after this we needed food. I got a text that Missy and Krew were in the park.. and mad cus the FP's for TSMM were gone..

We headed over to The catering Co for lunch: Ziah was hot, tired and hungry!
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then Noah asked if we could do The Backlot tour. I told him it wasn't like it was last time we were here.. he didn't care..lol..so off the 8 of us went!

Taejan had a meltdown.. I honestly don't remember what this one was about..they all basically blurred in my memory!
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He was over it once we got thru the queue for The Backlot Tour.. he LOVED this!
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Up next Playtime and Mealtime!

justakrazymom
09-08-2011, 02:29 PM
After Backlot the teens went to do some shopping with strict instructions that we had ressies at Mama Melrose at 2:40.. yes people.. 2:40 ( NOT my choice btw.. these ADR's were the bane of my existence on this trip).

We decided to take the 3 youngest to the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground and let them "go nuts" for awhile.. they def needed to burn off some pent up energy. One thing I did NOT like is no place for us adults to sit. What I did like was the CM at the entrance was very vigilant about making sure kids had parents with them when they came and left!

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The heat won again with my girl:
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After this we headed to Mama Melrose..or I thought we were..
More pin trading:
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Come to find out I was going in the exact opposite direction..opps.. so we headed in the right direction.. parked the stroller.. called the teens and told them to get their rears over there and waited:
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and waited.. and waited... we finally got in..but we were separated again..This time my whole family plus 2 Warners in one room and Missy's family and the other 2 Warners in another room..ugh.. but I wasn't upset.. meant a much quieter meal!
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Right about the time we sat we noticed it was pouring.. and my stroller was NOT covered..so out I ran..well I had to swim thru the sea of people in the VERY small lobby of MM then find the stroller.. cover it and swim back thru. That lobby is crazy btw! it was packed and you had to walk thru it anytime anyone needed to get to the restroom..and with 21 of us pretty much someone was out there all the time!

So our waitress was awesome. Said we got an appetizer because it was the Fantasmic package.. um.. what's the catch lady? We are on the DDP and it doesn't come with an app.. I was like "is this gonna cost us something out of pocket?"..nope.. she said it's a great deal for anyone on the DDP to do the Fantasmic seating..she was right!

The chef came out to see me and we decided on the Tomato's and Mozzarella for my app and for my main dish I have no clue.. i was so bad remember what I ordered. All I know is i I wasn't the only one to order it and it was amazing.lol. I did get gluten free rolls brought out also. and I had gelato for dessert. The meal was great, the waitress was extremely nice.. !
Oh remember how I said the heat won again for Ziah.. she fell asleep at the table:
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After we were done it was still pouring so we put on the poncho's and headed out.. Ended up that all 21 of us went to see Muppets 3d:


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After the show we all split up..no idea what anyone else did but the 6 of us ( Teens left too) headed out and to the right..

CandleontheWater
09-08-2011, 03:10 PM
I'm so sorry that your son got lost, that is very scary! I'm glad he was found quickly, and that everyone was OK. My DH isn't the most observant when it comes to watching my son either, so it might be a guy thing. :rolleyes1

Honey I shrunk the audience looks like a great place to play, even if no one below the age of 25 remembers the movie. We'll have to make it over there some day. Good for the CM for making sure that adults were present to watch the kids that entered.

It sounds like you guys had a good lunch at Mama Melrose, and that it was a little easier than the night before.

justakrazymom
09-08-2011, 03:18 PM
I'm so sorry that your son got lost, that is very scary! I'm glad he was found quickly, and that everyone was OK. My DH isn't the most observant when it comes to watching my son either, so it might be a guy thing. :rolleyes1

Honey I shrunk the audience looks like a great place to play, even if no one below the age of 25 remembers the movie. We'll have to make it over there some day. Good for the CM for making sure that adults were present to watch the kids that entered.

It sounds like you guys had a good lunch at Mama Melrose, and that it was a little easier than the night before.


yeah guys are guys...LOL.. the kids loved the playground and they have seen the movie..lol..

Lunch was great.. yummy and fab service.. and yes..way better than the night before..lol..

taejan still gets all teary when he talks about getting lost.. it scared the crud outta him.. he never once the rest of the trip strayed from us..

PIRATEGIRL007
09-08-2011, 05:05 PM
subbing, found your TR from the 35 things I learned thread on the theme parks board.

Can't wait for more, I'm hoping the OCD in you make you finish the TR quickly. :goodvibes

justakrazymom
09-08-2011, 05:13 PM
subbing, found your TR from the 35 things I learned thread on the theme parks board.

Can't wait for more, I'm hoping the OCD in you make you finish the TR quickly. :goodvibes
HA HA.. it is.. more coming tonight.. My OCD makes it hard because I want the dang Photopass pictures..and I have no control over that..lol

justakrazymom
09-08-2011, 05:59 PM
So after Muppets 3D ( which Declan just loved) we zigged while everyone else zagged.The Sweener and Warner clans went one way, Noah and Kate went another and we went a 3rd.

We headed right and a nice mom told us that Phineas and Ferb were inside so go meet them..we headed into the building she pointed to and their handler told us they were going back outside since it had stopped raining.

We headed back to their movie set and waited.. They came over along with anyone that was in line in the building. We were close to the front but not that close. Well turns out that was good. The "movie" was being made and I volunteered Declan for it and he got picked!

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Then we were in the front of the line!
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Ziah was sad that Candace isn't there though.. she loves Candace...
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Next we headed to the Indiana Jones show.. very awesome CM in a wheelchair greeted us ( same one that had told me earlier that I was NOT heading towards Mama Melrose as I thought..lol). Kids did some pin trading then we headed into the show:
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This show is the same as it was 10.5 year ago.. it was funny.. my kids loved it though.. so I guess you don't always need to change things.. a whole new fresh audience is always waiting for their "first" show!
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After the show ( was fun if not old..lol) we headed to TSMM because we still had 5 fast passes. My mother was ok with not going on again.. I would have given her my FP because I hate leaving her out. She sat right outside and off we went.
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I won again but I told The did because ..well he was 5 and needed a win!Declan rode alone.. I wasn't real thrilled with that but it is what it was..

My mom needed to get out of the sun and heat so we went off to One Man's Dream.. very cool.. and the kids did some pin trading!
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Up next Star Tours again..and again... and again..

zacksmammie
09-08-2011, 07:54 PM
Loving your trip report - and your pictures! You have a beautiful family.

justakrazymom
09-08-2011, 08:15 PM
Loving your trip report - and your pictures! You have a beautiful family.

Thank you and thank you! I can't wait until we get our Photopass pictures so you can see us all together!

justakrazymom
09-08-2011, 08:16 PM
So after some more pin trading:
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We met up with Noah and Kate at Star Tours.. Eric and my mom sat it out.. we had 8 fast passes so we used 6 of them. We had a completely different ride and Noah was "in" the ride..very cool. We left and as we were walking thru the exit ( before the shop) Declan spotted a CM and wanted to trade pins.. Taejan got sad and the CM asked why.. he said "I don't have my pins!".. well she then asked him if he liked Star Tours and would he like to ride again since he was sad. Of course he said YES..she gave us 6 fastpasses and we ran back thru..it was great!

Now it was close to time to meet the rest of the krew for our Fantasmic seating. We still had 2 FP's and Noah and Declan wanted to go again..so silly me let them. I thought Noah could find his way to where we had to go in. So we left them and headed to meet everyone. Well we got there and waited. 19 of us where there.. 2 were MIA.. Noah kept getting turned around and it took forever for them to meet us ( and several phone calls to him) but finally we were on our way to the amphitheater.

we got great seats.. all together ( more or less) and the show was great!
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I broke out the light sticks and the bracelets I had gotten at Target.. passed em out to all the kids we had and made everyone happy!
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After the show we headed for a frozen lemonade and a snack. Then we thought the crowd would have died down and we went to the bus. The line was CRAZY.. like it stretched back 3 other bus stops crazy. One family went to a CM across the way and ended up getting a taxi.. we waited. It really wasn't that big a deal. I mean seriously.. Disney + last few days of summer vacation + pyrotechnic show = LINES.

I did , for a minute , wish I was Taejan though..
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We eventually got back to the resort.. oh and here's a nice tip..if the bus is packed.. you can chose to NOT complain..because no one is forcing you on the bus. Everytime we were due to get on a packed bus we opted not to. We stepped aside and let other people go and we waited and were first on the next bus. Yes that bus ended up packed but were were sitting..

We got back to Pop and the amazing mousekeepers had been at it again!
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Oh and for those who have been reading..no today was not drama free with the g/f.. he was embarrassed by the way she ate at dinner ( fingers..no utensils) and she was upset because he told her he was embarrassed and well the moods were less than stellar! Oh and she always texts me when they fight.. I try to be a nice "in law type" and play mediator..plus I just wanted no drama or minimal drama.. I am so glad this trip is over.. I have pretty much told her to stop texting me and complaining about my son!

And so concludes our 3rd day in Disney.. our 2nd day in the parks.. up next? Epcot!

lmbcdb
09-08-2011, 09:00 PM
loving your TR. The drama with the GF is cracking me up. In no pic does she look like she is having fun...

justakrazymom
09-08-2011, 09:04 PM
loving your TR. The drama with the GF is cracking me up. In no pic does she look like she is having fun...


LOL.. wait til u see the pics from day 4 of us at the meal..

She did have some fun..i promise and even with the drama I didn't once get gruff with her. I wanted to ..believe me. I also know my son could have been a touch nicer to her at times and a lot of the drama could have been avoided..BUT at 17 , away from home, and you wanting to have fun, it's gotta be hard to put up with it. That said...we've been home a week and a half and they are still together.. sigh.. I was hoping they wouldn't be anymore honestly.

She's still in school..Noah is not.. Noah works part days and part nights so they don't have a ton of time together now so that is at least a good thing!

Tinkermom76
09-08-2011, 09:08 PM
I'm dying to find out if your son and his gf are still together :rolleyes1

justakrazymom
09-08-2011, 09:10 PM
I'm dying to find out if your son and his gf are still together :rolleyes1

see 2 posts above. Apparently love is blind ( and stupid)

Kat in GA
09-08-2011, 09:44 PM
I am so in!

We were at pop right at the end of your trip - and I was really worried that I wouldn't be able to deal with a value - but it was fine! And all that rain? Ack! We have been in September for years - and never had rain - and this time it was daily.

As for the tag alongs. I so understand. My girls both brought friends with them on our trip this summer. It really adds a different dynamic - and they couldn't keep up with our pace. Frustrating to say the least.

ronnmel
09-08-2011, 09:52 PM
Your mousekeeper really did a good job with your room. :)

bna16
09-08-2011, 10:11 PM
i absolutely LOVE the penguin pillow pet!

justakrazymom
09-09-2011, 07:27 AM
I am so in!

We were at pop right at the end of your trip - and I was really worried that I wouldn't be able to deal with a value - but it was fine! And all that rain? Ack! We have been in September for years - and never had rain - and this time it was daily.

As for the tag alongs. I so understand. My girls both brought friends with them on our trip this summer. It really adds a different dynamic - and they couldn't keep up with our pace. Frustrating to say the least.


Yeah the rain continues to be a bit much..lol.. we have a lot of flooding here at home since we got back..I know have "pond" front property because my yard is so flooded.. luckily it's lower than the house so my house is fine.

Yeah.. I think the no tag a longs rule will stick..even for friends and cousins.. just not worth the headache!

justakrazymom
09-09-2011, 07:27 AM
Your mousekeeper really did a good job with your room. :)

She was awesome!!

justakrazymom
09-09-2011, 07:28 AM
i absolutely LOVE the penguin pillow pet!

So does my daughter...she's a penguin nut!

DisneyRunner2009
09-09-2011, 08:50 AM
I believe I ran into the same male CM, with the Mickey hand, you have labeled under him photo vacation 2011. I like to high four the CMs with those hands. It said he could not do it. I was :(, but maybe has a good reason other than just not wanting to do that. By the end of our trip, my DH and DDs had enough of my pin trading as well. Our room had the same bow on our toilet. We had the similar bus line when exiting MK on 8/20. It was crazy, I've never run into bus lines that long. One of my DDs mentioned, maybe it was the last hurrah, before FL schools started Monday.:confused3 We had the QSDP and liked that much better than the DDP. We are not fond of the ADRs, as those stop you in your tracks and make you change course. I hope to get back to my TR today.

justakrazymom
09-09-2011, 08:54 AM
I believe I ran into the same male CM, with the Mickey hand, you have labeled under him photo vacation 2011. I like to high four the CMs with those hands. It said he could not do it. I was :(, but maybe has a good reason other than just not wanting to do that. By the end of our trip, my DH and DDs had enough of my pin trading as well. Our room had the same bow on our toilet. We had the similar bus line when exiting MK on 8/20. It was crazy, I've never run into bus lines that long. One of my DDs mentioned, maybe it was the last hurrah, before FL schools started Monday.:confused3 We had the QSDP and liked that much better than the DDP. We are not fond of the ADRs, as those stop you in your tracks and make you change course. I hope to get back to my TR today.

yep next time very few ADR's for us.. I wish there was another dining plan.. 2-4 TS verses enough for one a day...lol

VroomVroomLightning
09-09-2011, 08:56 AM
yep next time very few ADR's for us.. I wish there was another dining plan.. 2-4 TS verses enough for one a day...lol

That is exactly how we feel! I do not need or want 1 TS per day. For me that just takes too much time out of my day and it sets me on a time I have to eat. We have such busy schedules at home we are used to eating whenever. I don't like ADR's because we are set in stone with everything!

justakrazymom
09-09-2011, 10:57 AM
That is exactly how we feel! I do not need or want 1 TS per day. For me that just takes too much time out of my day and it sets me on a time I have to eat. We have such busy schedules at home we are used to eating whenever. I don't like ADR's because we are set in stone with everything!

exacrtly.. if we go again during free dining we will not upgrade the dining package and pay out of pocket for 1-2 character meals..

DisneyRunner2009
09-09-2011, 12:32 PM
I enjoy the benefit of the DDP with the character meals. The only TS we did this time was Biergarten at EPCOT. We paid OOP for it.

coloneltaylor
09-09-2011, 12:37 PM
I am loving your trip report! Truely the part I love the most is how honest you are about everyone's mood, tantums and meltdowns! Good to hear that other families deal with all of this "fun". We leave in 8 days and I know we will have a great time but also know we will have a lot of personality conflict, meltdowns and irritability, and we will only be with our immediate family.
Also nice to hear about a trip with young kids. We are traveling with our 11,9,7 and 4 year old kids. Can't wait for your next post!

justakrazymom
09-09-2011, 12:39 PM
I am loving your trip report! Truely the part I love the most is how honest you are about everyone's mood, tantums and meltdowns! Good to hear that other families deal with all of this "fun". We leave in 8 days and I know we will have a great time but also know we will have a lot of personality conflict, meltdowns and irritability, and we will only be with our immediate family.
Also nice to hear about a trip with young kids. We are traveling with our 11,9,7 and 4 year old kids. Can't wait for your next post!

I'm all about keeping it real. Life isn't sunshine and roses and as magical as Disney is it's not going to change personalities..lol..

Next post being written now!

justakrazymom
09-09-2011, 12:57 PM
Epcot is our 2nd favorite park and I couldn't wait to introduce the younger kids to it.

We slept in til 7 this morning.. ate breakfast from the food stores we had in the room then headed to a bus. All 8 of us at once! We got right on a bus and were at Epcot in no time. The line was long and it took awhile..but no big deal.
Declan was apparently still tired:
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Once we were thru the turnstiles I handed over our KTTK cards to Noah and kate and sent them for Soarin FP's.

As we were walking thru the Leave a Legacy area Ziah said she didn't feel good...GREAT.. so we decided to rent her a stroller. Eric went to the left to do that and we went to the right because we spotted Daisy Duck! Daisy is Ziah's favorite ever!
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Then Stitch was right behind her:
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Noah and Kate had the FP's and were doing their own thing. We headed over to Space Ship Earth.. with a small detour:
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We ended up riding this twice in a row..the kids loved it that much ( I, on the other hand, would have preferred ONCE..lol)
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We headed up past SSE and of course we had another "detour"
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and then happened upon a few other characters..
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After that Noah and Kate came back and we headed off to Soarin..
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This is a great ride..we all loved it.. we were in the very front and I was kind of worried about my shoes once we were in the air so I took off my flip flops and sat on them lol.

After Soarin we ate lunch/brunch at Seasons? It was good.. except for the fact that Kate decided to order barely cooked tuna when she doesn't like fish ..oh well..lol

justakrazymom
09-09-2011, 01:34 PM
After we ate we went on Living with the Land..I love this one!
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Then I sent the teens off for Test Track Fastpasses... they got em and brought them to me at one of the stores right before we went into WS.

I went in and got the kids an Epcot Passport.. we never did get it finished or finish the Duffy's the started..oh well!

We headed into Canada and went to see O'Canada.. first and last CircleVision for me.. I forgot how big of a headache they give me!
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Duffy time..but REALLY Disney.. Sharpie's?? Really not thrilled with that believe me!
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We saw a few Characters in their countries but my kids wanted nothing to do with the long lines... this was a theme for the whole trip. It was hot and most line were in the sun...so we didn't see very many overall.
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Somewhere along the way Taejan lost it.. surprised it took this long actually:
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Up next Tales of sleeping girl and shaved ice..

justakrazymom
09-09-2011, 02:03 PM
as we meandered thru World Showcase Ziah was saying she was hot and tired so we had her move into Taejan's much more comfortable stroller. Taejan was very unhappy..but such is life.

Working on their Duffy's.. Ziah was crashing in the stroller:
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Out cold..and she stayed this way for a long time.. in fact we all got shaved ice and she never woke up!
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Declan had been itching for Japan since he read about it in his book. Not for anything more than the Pokemon items they had. All he wanted was the next book in the series he is reading.. and he found it!
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By now Ziah was awake and we headed into ride The Maelstrom:
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and to keep with the trend we got one of these:
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Declan was mad at me ...hence the mad face in the picture:
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Next up was Mexico.. we looked around..road the boat ride ( kids hated this one) and left..
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Up next..worst soda in the world!

justakrazymom
09-09-2011, 02:29 PM
After Mexico we head over to Club Cool.. I needed..very badly.. to get Eric to drink Beverly. The kids loved trying all the sodas and I got Eric..bad...it was great!

Noah and Kate were at Teppan Edo for their late lunch ADR's.. they LOVED the place.

After that we went on Journey into Your Imagination ( I hate this ride):
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Taejan loved it.. Declan and Ziah looked at me like..what the heck was that mom.. it was hysterical. Next we went on The Seas with Nemo and Friends.. another one of those what was that mom looks came.. no one liked this one.. I miss SeaBase Alpha.
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Ziah refused to be in that picture above..
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Right about now we had 35 minutes until our ADR at The Coral Reef.. but we were done..kids were HOT and tired. I find Epcot to be the hottest park and just wanted to be done. We went in and checked in.
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We go our little buzzer and sat down on a couch in the awesome A/C. Taejan struck up a conversation with a very nice CM and told her he was VERY hungry. She told him she would get us in early.. and she did. Our buzzer went off as soon as she went back to the check in area ( not sure if it was coincidence and I don't care..lol).

We got sat in the middle of the middle of the seating. The chef came right out and advised me what i could eat. Again I have no memory of what i ate except that it was yummy. More Gluten free bread came out for me but I really didn't eat it. I wasn't a bread person before I discovered my allergy so I don't really miss it.
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After this Kate and Noah met us and we went on SSE again ( shoot me..please!). Next we left.. we got right on a bus which was awesome. We went back to Pop and took the kids to the pool for a few hours then we all went to bed nice and early ( well 10pm..lol).. it was great!

ZehnJahren
09-09-2011, 02:31 PM
Next up was Mexico.. we looked around..road the boat ride ( kids hated this one) and left..


Aw, that's like one of my favorite rides in all of WDW!! (yes, I know, I'm lame) That mad face in the pic is a riot - do you remember what he was mad about?

DisneyRunner2009
09-09-2011, 02:52 PM
We were given a number of those red cards, also. I believe Sharpie is a sponsor for most of Disney's running events.

PIRATEGIRL007
09-09-2011, 03:45 PM
Wow alot of updates today!

I was not a happy mom when I walked up on my 4yr old with a bright red sharpie waving in his hand at the Kidcot stops last year either. And the old kidcot masks didn't dry for a few minutes so we had several smudges on hands, clothes, etc from the sharpies. We are big on sharpies for autograph books but we do clicks so the kids aren't waiving about a permanent marker and getting it all over everything, whoever made this decision at Disney definately does not have small kids!

justakrazymom
09-09-2011, 04:30 PM
Aw, that's like one of my favorite rides in all of WDW!! (yes, I know, I'm lame) That mad face in the pic is a riot - do you remember what he was mad about?
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Something to do with the book he had bought in Japan.. he was reading as we walked and kept almost running into people.. I made him put it away!

justakrazymom
09-09-2011, 04:32 PM
Wow alot of updates today!

I was not a happy mom when I walked up on my 4yr old with a bright red sharpie waving in his hand at the Kidcot stops last year either. And the old kidcot masks didn't dry for a few minutes so we had several smudges on hands, clothes, etc from the sharpies. We are big on sharpies for autograph books but we do clicks so the kids aren't waiving about a permanent marker and getting it all over everything, whoever made this decision at Disney definately does not have small kids!

Yeah..none made it on our clothes or I probably would have broke my go with the flow and complained.. we only did like 3 kidscot though..

justakrazymom
09-09-2011, 06:27 PM
So we decided since we were going to HollyWood studios AGAIN we would sleep in. I had zero interest in another day at this park but I did want to eat at Sci-Fi so it was what it was.

We woke up around 9am..and it felt sooo good! Eric went and grabbed some breakfast and brought it back to the room.
Kate and Noah...http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%205/IMG_8330.jpg

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We ate slow, got the kids in their swimsuits and took them to the Bowling Pin pool and I did laundry while they swam with Eric. About 12:15 we decided it was time to head to the park. I knew I wanted to do Beauty and the Beast and Lights Motors Action..that was all I cared about besides our dinner.

Kids at the bus stop:

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We got to HS around 1:
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We headed right for frozen lemonades near The Beauty and The beast theater and Noah and Kate headed to RnRC:
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Then it was time to go in to watch the show.
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Before the show started I needed to take a certain 5 year old potty. Well I took him to the ones between ToT and the theater.. and as I was washing my hands I hear someone say "Alison? Hey you're the bartender from Chameleons". Crazy and very unexpected..lol. What are the odds of not only being at Disney at the same time but in the same park and IN the same bathroom??

Up next..stuff

21hearts
09-09-2011, 08:58 PM
You started your TR! I just caught up. :) Love the pictures!

justakrazymom
09-09-2011, 09:00 PM
You started your TR! I just caught up. :) Love the pictures!

Yep..so glad your here! Yeah.. I love pictures..LOL.. I took an insane amount!

ronnmel
09-09-2011, 10:43 PM
What days were you in Epcot and HS? I think we might have been in those two parks at the same time! We too met Daisy that morning. :)

I find it so interesting how different our taste in rides are. We LOVE Spaceship Earth and could spend hours at The Seas pavilion.

A picture of the girlfriend smiling!

zacksmammie
09-10-2011, 06:35 AM
Love your attitude and how you just roll with the punches. Best laid plans - go up in smoke when kids are involved!

justakrazymom
09-10-2011, 06:57 AM
What days were you in Epcot and HS? I think we might have been in those two parks at the same time! We too met Daisy that morning. :)

I find it so interesting how different our taste in rides are. We LOVE Spaceship Earth and could spend hours at The Seas pavilion.

A picture of the girlfriend smiling!

HS was the 20th and 22st.. Epcot was the 21st,23rd and 27th

I like SSE..just not three times in one day.. and I like the paviliion but not the ride ( the seas)

justakrazymom
09-10-2011, 06:58 AM
Love your attitude and how you just roll with the punches. Best laid plans - go up in smoke when kids are involved!

exactly!

ronnmel
09-10-2011, 11:47 AM
HS was the 20th and 22st.. Epcot was the 21st,23rd and 27th

I like SSE..just not three times in one day.. and I like the paviliion but not the ride ( the seas)

I miscalculated your days from when you trip began. We were at Epcot on the 22nd and HS on the 23rd, so we did not cross paths.

My DH and I could do SSE several times as to us it's the most calming ride. And we kinda like the ride at the seas, it's cute and calming as well. But to each his own. :)

justakrazymom
09-10-2011, 11:48 AM
I miscalculated your days from when you trip began. We were at Epcot on the 22nd and HS on the 23rd, so we did not cross paths.

My DH and I could do SSE several times as to us it's the most calming ride. And we kinda like the ride at the seas, it's cute and calming as well. But to each his own. :)

Ahhh..

justakrazymom
09-10-2011, 01:22 PM
Before I get into the rest of the day I wanted to get to one thing..itchy feet. We all had em! Why? Because so far we have gotten our feet wet every day from rain.. either at the parks or at the resort. I wore under-armour flip flops.. they dry faster than sneakers but unlike normal flops, they soak up a lot of water. So I had very itchy feet, often. The worst was still to come too!

So we get back to the theater and I have Taejan with me ( i'm still rather gun shy of letting him with anyone else since he got lost) and the nice family behind us offered him a lolipop.. totally made his day ( and his siblings were not happy but they knew we don't ask for things so they were fine in the long run):

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As I suspected the kids loved this show.. I was really glad we came early enough to watch it.
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These were outside the theater as if to tempt my kids.. fail.. they didn't even notice!
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The kids wanted to ride Star Tours again..but the wait time was more than I was willing at this point so we grabbed some fast passes.

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Declan wanted to go see Muppets 3D again..he apparently really liked this show!
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After that we headed to "meet" Lightening and Mater:
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Taejan was so happy to meet them! Now our next plan was Lights Motors Action so we headed over!

Up next.. Taejan is speechless!

justakrazymom
09-10-2011, 01:37 PM
We headed over to wait for Lights Motors Action... but not before got some cold drinks.. of course no ice cold drink stays cold for long in 95+ heat..but hey it's the effort right??

We parked the stroller and headed in to wait.. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%205/IMG_8369.jpg

right about then Noah texted me and they had watched Indiana Jones and wanted to know where we were. I told him and they headed towards us and met us after we had been in the stands about 10 minutes..

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They had gotten their faces painted..but Noah's literally ran off his face once they left the booth..
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Taejan literally didn't say a word for the whole show.. he was just stunned and in awe... to say he loved this would have been an understatement!
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Declan and Ziah loved it too!
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Lightening was cool but def didn't flow well with the rest of the show.

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There was a slight technical difficultly and we had a small delay ..I believe they said a car was stalled.. at this point some people left.. rude much?
We waited and it was worth it!
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Next we went off to ride Star Tours..Noah and kate went off again.. which was good.. they were fighting and it was not pleasant.. at least this way if they killed each other I wouldn't have to be a witness!

So just the 6 of us road.. My mother hadn't ridden it yet and Eric hadnt since he got sick from the first time.
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we came out to ...wait for it... rain! Yep.. rain rain..luckily we had covered the stroller. After this we just kinda wandered.. we had awhile til our ADR at Sci Fi and no real plans.

Up next..pictures pictures and more pictures..oh and my feet are itchy too!

justakrazymom
09-10-2011, 01:51 PM
So we wandered.. pretty aimlessly..the rain let up..but I had itchy feet.. it sucked.. a lot.

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The kids played at the HISTK playground some more.

Oh as I post this picture I have to say.. Disney water is NOT bad.. for the record..I HATE water.. I rarely drink it. In fact I brought about 200 flavoring packets with us because I hate water that much. Well I used zero..not one.. the water, even in the fountains, is just NOT bad.. not at all.Maybe it was the fact it was 3000 degrees with 756% humidity and we were all very thirsty..maybe. No one in the group complained..so it must not be so bad!

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Oh and 9 year olds who are very tired aren't too big for a stroller any more than my almost 6 year old was.. Not that we pushed the 9 year old around.. but he did sit a few times..and oh we got some looks. I could just tell they were other message board members ..you know they type. Don't judge people.. you don't know why the kid is in a stroller..or in our case how long. Could have been just a minute to tease their brother or 5 minutes because they were hot!

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We kept wandering:
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We watched a little of this:
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My kids weren't interested so We wandered more..
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We tried to go to the drawing class where half the Sweener clan was but there was no room.. so we wandered more...

ronnmel
09-10-2011, 02:20 PM
Oh, the face painting is so pretty! I would have liked to do it, but I knew with the heat it would just be a mess and annoying. Maybe when I have a little princess of my own she'll do it and I'll accompany her. :goodvibes

I agree, McQueen is nice, but doesn't fit in so much with the rest of the action-packed show.

justakrazymom
09-10-2011, 02:32 PM
Oh, the face painting is so pretty! I would have liked to do it, but I knew with the heat it would just be a mess and annoying. Maybe when I have a little princess of my own she'll do it and I'll accompany her. :goodvibes

I agree, McQueen is nice, but doesn't fit in so much with the rest of the action-packed show.

Yeah my younger 3 wanted their faces done but I was mean and said no..i knew it would be a waste. Last time we went Noah got his down in Toontown and hated it once it was on..can u say waste of money!

julsmom
09-10-2011, 02:39 PM
Really nice report!

justakrazymom
09-10-2011, 02:49 PM
So we basically spent a chunk of time just watching the finals of The American Idol Experience on the jumbo TV and doing nothing.
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Noah and Kate found their way back to us.. and Noah had his face paint back. Being like his mother, he went back after the show and asked if they would redo it since the weather made it melt. They did and they touched up Kate's too:
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We ran into the rest of our krew:
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Mavrik says Jadziah is HIS girlfriend. He reminds her all the time and will grab her and tell others she is HIS.. oh boy
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12 of the 14 "kids" ( ages 17 down to almost 4) waiting at Sci Fi n Dine In

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We had separate ADR's here.. one for 8 ( us) and one for 13( them) both for the same time.. we got seated 20 minutes before our ADR's.. they got sat while we were eating our dessert.. point.. get separate ADr's when you travel in a large group.. things go much smoother!

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Noah and Kate we just not in good moods.. I got texts from her all through our meal complaining about how he doesn't love her anymore..gag.. Good Lord the amount of self control I had that night still astonished me..cus I wanted to toss her out a window!
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The waiter we had was a little frazzled because Noah n Kate's car and ours were in different sections. I used to waitress..this happens all the time. u adjust..lol.

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The chef came out and he was great.. we talked food and the adjustments he was going to have to make and it was all good. Did I mention the waiter was frazzled? Well it was to our advantage.. Taejan ordered a choc. milk but we got a milkshake.. the waiter told us to keep it and got the Choc. milk.. yum!

con't (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42582172&postcount=124)

justakrazymom
09-10-2011, 02:57 PM
As we left I stopped to say goodbye to the rest of our krew.. they still didn't have food!

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Now we headed for The Great Movie Ride... my mother hadn't ridden it this trip and I wanted her to. Taejan had a whopper of a meltdown..
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I decided to just snap pictures of it..he quickly went from rotten to laughing...
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We had a less enthusiastic guide.. but it was all good..
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then we headed out of the park:
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And he's grumpy again.. can u say "time for bed"...
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SInce it was so early we got to the bus before the Fantasmic crowds and got right on a bus. Taejan and I went to the Everything Pop store then we grabbed a few Sweener kids and had a little playdate before bedtime!

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Up next..Noah turns 17!

justakrazymom
09-10-2011, 02:59 PM
Really nice report!

Thank you!

Grumpy Grandma
09-10-2011, 03:14 PM
Noah and Kate do not look happy in their car! :lmao: Easy for me to laugh .... I didn't have to deal with it!!!

justakrazymom
09-10-2011, 03:28 PM
Noah and Kate do not look happy in their car! :lmao: Easy for me to laugh .... I didn't have to deal with it!!!

I could write a whole other report on the antics.. as I've said my son is not without fault..but she was no doubt the issue.. oh well..we survived and I do believe he learned a few lessons over those 10 days..lol

POLY1985
09-10-2011, 07:20 PM
Loving your report! The picture of Noah and Kate in the car - priceless:rotfl:

21hearts
09-10-2011, 07:46 PM
Yikes mine I can't believe Noah & Kate are still together. And I can not believe that you didn't walk across the restaurant and yell at her for texting you complaining about him. You are a saint! Seriously.

CandleontheWater
09-10-2011, 07:51 PM
Your group must have taken up most of the restaurant at scifi, that is pretty cool! You also deserve a gold metal for putting up with your son and his gf fighting. It's pretty funny to read, but I am sure it wasn't funny to live with.

justakrazymom
09-10-2011, 07:59 PM
Loving your report! The picture of Noah and Kate in the car - priceless:rotfl:

No doubt..LOL

justakrazymom
09-10-2011, 08:01 PM
Yikes mine I can't believe Noah & Kate are still together. And I can not believe that you didn't walk across the restaurant and yell at her for texting you complaining about him. You are a saint! Seriously.

Nor can I.. sigh.. good news is Noah just got a promotion ( and raise) at work and is now the night supervisor..and since Kate is still in HS they will have very little time together..YES!

Honestly I wanted to but I was just trying to keep the peace until vacation was over.. she texted me 4 days after she got back and I ripped her a new one and she hasn't texted me since. I'm DONE being nice!

justakrazymom
09-10-2011, 08:02 PM
Your group must have taken up most of the restaurant at scifi, that is pretty cool! You also deserve a gold metal for putting up with your son and his gf fighting. It's pretty funny to read, but I am sure it wasn't funny to live with.

4 cars...lol..

and thanks.. thing is i could ream my son for the behavior .. he knew it was crazy and he also knew I knew she was the catalyst.. but you couldn't even look at her without her being in tears.. goodness!

NewlyDisneyCrazed
09-11-2011, 01:39 AM
Thanks for reading my PTR! I'm reading yours now too! Can't wait to hear more!

Tnkrbelle565
09-11-2011, 07:07 PM
I don't know if I'm more anxious reading your report about the youngers lovers fighting or the amount of people at your ADRs :rotfl2: I give you credit that you haven't lost it yet.

I have to say that I normally hate Orlando tap water and I noticed a big change this time too! Now I did read that the tastes changes when a storm is approaching but I really thought it tasted okay this trip. Maybe it was the heat making me loopy ;)

I have never noticed that Pluto sign you took at pic of on your way out...how odd! Love seeing new things in people's TRs!

justakrazymom
09-11-2011, 07:33 PM
I don't know if I'm more anxious reading your report about the youngers lovers fighting or the amount of people at your ADRs :rotfl2: I give you credit that you haven't lost it yet.

I have to say that I normally hate Orlando tap water and I noticed a big change this time too! Now I did read that the tastes changes when a storm is approaching but I really thought it tasted okay this trip. Maybe it was the heat making me loopy ;)

I have never noticed that Pluto sign you took at pic of on your way out...how odd! Love seeing new things in people's TRs!

Hee hee.. I figure when I decided to have a 4th kiddo and start homeschooling all at the same time I lost what was left to lose of my mind so ...LOL.. can't lose what i no longer have!

Well we had days with no storms and days with and no water issues!

It took me 5 shots to get that pluto ..LOL.. of course I was still bitter with Pluto after Chef Mickeys...LOL

julsmom
09-11-2011, 08:26 PM
Soo ready for an update! :thumbsup2

justakrazymom
09-12-2011, 06:52 AM
might be a few.. busy few days for me.

Scarlett824
09-12-2011, 04:29 PM
Subbing!

Loving your trip report so far. I love your writing style and all the pics. :thumbsup2

You are like supermom staying so organized and focused and fun! :worship: Especially with that gf, omg I would have sent her home by day 3. :headache:

We checked into Pop on the 30th, a few days after you left. We had a great time & it didn't rain as much. I thought it would rain every day, but we were lucky.

Looking forward to the rest of your TR.

justakrazymom
09-12-2011, 05:08 PM
Thank you thank you..might be a few before I get another update.. Homeschooling is in full swing plus my day job is back open so I am working there a few times a week and of course my night job. Noah just got a promotion at work.. night supervisor so he has a whole new schedule ( and raise..YES).. we have 6 dance classes for 3 kids, soccer x 1 kid and swim lessons for 3 kids. Basketball is about to start too for all 3.. oh yeah and all 3 wee ones just auditioned for The Nutcracker.. we've been doing it since Noah was 6 . He was in it until he grew out of each role..lol.. this year I have Taejan as a mini mouse, Ziah as a Clown and Declan is a party child ( again and will be til he gets too big..lol).. so that's practices on Sat and Sun..OH and SUnday CCD starts back up.So we are a tad busy. Did I mention Eric's shop just got purchase orders for 5 new molds so he's working 60+ hours a week and I am in single mother mode..lol

Grumpy Grandma
09-12-2011, 05:16 PM
Thank you thank you..might be a few before I get another update.. Homeschooling is in full swing plus my day job is back open so I am working there a few times a week and of course my night job. Noah just got a promotion at work.. night supervisor so he has a whole new schedule ( and raise..YES).. we have 6 dance classes for 3 kids, soccer x 1 kid and swim lessons for 3 kids. Basketball is about to start too for all 3.. oh yeah and all 3 wee ones just auditioned for The Nutcracker.. we've been doing it since Noah was 6 . He was in it until he grew out of each role..lol.. this year I have Taejan as a mini mouse, Ziah as a Clown and Declan is a party child ( again and will be til he gets too big..lol).. so that's practices on Sat and Sun..OH and SUnday CCD starts back up.So we are a tad busy. Did I mention Eric's shop just got purchase orders for 5 new molds so he's working 60+ hours a week and I am in single mother mode..lol

I remember those days .... how wonderful they were and how fast they flew by!! Enjoy while you can!

justakrazymom
09-12-2011, 06:19 PM
I remember those days .... how wonderful they were and how fast they flew by!! Enjoy while you can!

It does fly.. I enjoy almost every minute of it too!

mikkiwikki
09-12-2011, 06:45 PM
I did NOT do online check in for the package and man do I wish I had. Both line were long but they kept taking people from the online check in line over at the regular check in making the regular back up. The people in front and behind me were not happy.

Totally agree with your assessment of Online checkin! I wrote the same thing in my TR...I did online checkin and walked right up ...the regular line was LOOOONNNNGGG....I almost took a picture of the different lines but I did not want to be ambushed by the mob of angry onlookers. :rotfl:

Yes Im definitely doing online checkin every trip from now on after that experience!

Here it was I texted this while I was looking at the line...it was so bad. 8/18 at 12:47 pm 60 people! in regular checkin line
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42299116&postcount=23

justakrazymom
09-12-2011, 07:30 PM
Totally agree with your assessment of Online checkin! I wrote the same thing in my TR...I did online checkin and walked right up ...the regular line was LOOOONNNNGGG....I almost took a picture of the different lines but I did not want to be ambushed by the mob of angry onlookers. :rotfl:

Yes Im definitely doing online checkin every trip from now on after that experience!

Here it was I texted this while I was looking at the line...it was so bad. 8/18 at 12:47 pm 60 people! in regular checkin line
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=42299116&postcount=23

Both lines were long.. but they were taking more from online at both "sets" of counters and there was a lot of VERY unhappy people in the regular check in line because of it.

julsmom
09-12-2011, 09:15 PM
Update or else! Sorry, empty threat. :rolleyes1 I keep seeing a new post and hoping!! :rolleyes:

justakrazymom
09-14-2011, 06:58 AM
So I woke up early today so I could get an update done before I needed to start my real day!

The night before I had asked Noah what park he wanted to spend his Birthday in.. Magic Kingdom or Epcot.. he picked Epcot.

We decided to take it easy that morning.. we all slept in, and ate from the food stash. Then we got dressed and walked around a little.

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Saw the turtles ( and a few water snakes)
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Walked around a bit more:
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Our Window:
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Noah's room's window:
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Then the Birthday boy graced us with his presence:
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He requested Birthday Ears so of course I went and got them ( this kid never asks for anything):
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justakrazymom
09-14-2011, 07:07 AM
We headed off to a bus and made it on one, to Epcot and thru bag check and the turnstiles fast. Oh while in line for a bus we saw this tag.. best stroller tag EVER!
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We were at Epcot and had no particular plans. Noah and Kate took off on their own and we just meandered..

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We went first to get Fast Passes for Test Track.. think we get to use these? We got them the last time in Epcot and we ended up not having time to use them and gave them to a family entering the park. So Will we use these?? Let's wait and see!
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The kids wanted a soda fill up so off to Club Cool:
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We decided to go see Captain EO, it had started to rain a bit so it made sense to go wait in the dry queue..
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The kids actually now say they liked Captain EO ( then they did not..lol). It was.. well.. cheesy MJ but it is what it is right? Anyone else notice MJ had like 6 dance moves.. that's it??

After this we started making our way to the World Showcase.. Declan wanted to do more Kim Possible Missions.

justakrazymom
09-14-2011, 10:54 AM
I got up early to post an update and no one cares??? Whaaaaa

Scarlett824
09-14-2011, 11:37 AM
I care! :banana:

Can't wait to hear how the rest of the birthday turns out. I hope Kate didn't give him too much trouble that day. lol

Where did you get that green martian shirt for your DH? I have to get one for mine. :cool2:

justakrazymom
09-14-2011, 11:50 AM
hee hee.. I know I was just being a brat.. I tend to be.

She was not the center of attention so she did very much disrupt his birthday dinner...grrr

I got it at Target about a year ago..

Grumpy Grandma
09-14-2011, 11:54 AM
I care! :hug: I'm on the west coast, retired and just working on my first cup of coffee .... more please (TR and coffee!) :rotfl:

justakrazymom
09-14-2011, 12:39 PM
I care! :hug: I'm on the west coast, retired and just working on my first cup of coffee .... more please (TR and coffee!) :rotfl:

Luckily i can get ya that more TR :)..coffee your on your own for..LOL

justakrazymom
09-14-2011, 01:02 PM
My kids got done with their schooling early today and I am anxious to get another day all reported so..

So after Captain EO we let the kids play near/with the jumping fountains.. they loved them and we probably spent about 30 minutes there.
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Despite what these pictures may imply.. I did not allow my kids to go INTO the fountains.. they did lean in..but unlike a large amount of other kids..they did not walk into the actual fountain area!
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Notice my lovely 5 almost 6 year old.. sigh..
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yep.. he went there! This was not a stellar day for the little monster!
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We headed into World Showcase.. my mother and Eric wanted Fish and Chips.my mother has been waiting 10.5 years for these! We ran into Noah and Kate.. Noah wanted a Beaver Tail..and was very sad to learn Canada no longer served them..sad sad Noah!

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He, however , did not eat ( nor did I because fish and chips is NOT gluten free)
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A little entertainment while they ate:
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At this point Declan wanted to get going on his Kim Possible Missions so he and I took off to get his "ticket" thing for one!

justakrazymom
09-14-2011, 01:14 PM
We got Declan's ticket to do a Kim Possible and he was very happy!

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we wandered as we made our way to Italy:
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Listened to the Drummers:
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Enjoyed taking some pictures with the good camera. It was the first time I'd brought the Rebel with me ( which for the rest of the trip would come to mean it would RAIN):
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The kids played some games:
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We made it to Italy and Declan and Eric got to start their mission about 25 minutes early.
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Very happy Declan ( and dry) off to Japan.. next time I see him he will still be happy but much less dry!
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We watched some of this:
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Then...

justakrazymom
09-14-2011, 01:20 PM
After the big boys left we used the rest room ..best signage ever BTW:
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Enjoyed the music ( and the AC and seats..not gonna lie)
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Then my mother, myself, Taejan and Ziah went to the show. I had honestly totally forgotten what this show was until it began.

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And then if you were in Epcot around 2:30/40 on August 23rd you would have experienced THIS:
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Was anyone there? Did anyone see it? I got to have a front row seat.. I swear it took all my self control to not leave him at that fountain and finish Epcot in peace..

Ziah spotted this water blog.. it made things all better again!
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Declan and Eric had decided to do another mission so we walked towards the front of World Showcase:
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Up next,..well you will never guess!

justakrazymom
09-14-2011, 01:39 PM
After the great meltdown of 8/23/11 we headed on thru WS.. Declan and Eric were now in France doing a KP mission.

We walked.. looked.. enjoyed.. watched the clouds get darker..

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We decided to park the stroller and go on Maelstrom.. silly me did NOT cover the stroller..ut oh.. you must know what comes next then right??
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We got done on the ride and a CM with a tablet stopped us to do a survey. Then we noticed it.. it was pouring! I ran and got the stroller.. my mom got the kids poncho's on them.. we had really nice ones for the kids. We got on our "one step below a garbage bag" ones we got at the dollar store.. they are NOT worth that $1..they are sticky and icky and I was NOT happy.

I got Taejan in his stroller and covered and we headed to the store at the front of the World Showcase. On the way we ran into the Sweener clan. Now had this been a point n shoot camera day I would have the most hysterical pictures ever. Instead I had the big camera and at this point it was wrapped in a garbage bag and in my backpack..so no pictures.

BUT I will draw this image for u. My best friend.. pushing a double stroller with her husband an older kid holding 2 tied together ponchos over her and the smaller kids...in the POURING nasty rain. i was dieing! They had ADR's at Teppan Edo but no way they were making it. Also it was thundering and lightening and the boats were not running. They ended up at La Hacienda . I about burst my gut laughing.

So we made it to the shop and I called Noah and Kate.. my plan was to hop on the monorail and just ride it a few times before switching to the resort loop and getting off at MK. They were already on the monorail.. perfect.

Next call..Eric .. because he and Declan were in this nasty rain doing a KP mission. Now I am NOT a rain wuss..but we had a special dinner planned and I HATE being soaked in air conditioning...and I didn't want the kids that way. I bought myself and Eric new ponchos ( my mother insisted her nasty dollar store one was fine).

We headed off to Club Cool to wait for Eric and Declan.

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Waiting for the boys:
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While waiting for the guys we got chatting with 3 "kids"..prolly about 20/21 years old. I ended up giving them our TT fastpasses ( so there is set 2 we never got to use) because we knew the ride was shut down and would not be up before we had to leave.
The very soaked boys finally arrived.. poor Declan always wore is sneakers when it ended up pouring. I got him in his poncho and Eric got his and we headed for the Monorail.

We met up with Noah and Kate and rode the loop once. At the TTC some nasty old lady had a fit because we didn't get out! She was not happy that we were just "riding the damn monorail"..um.. not your business lady. We had a little time to kill so guess what DEAL!

Next time we got to TTC we hopped on the ferry over to MK

Here's the view while waiting for the ferry.
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Next we headed to see if the resort boats were still running..

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justakrazymom
09-14-2011, 01:54 PM
It was still raining , and the boats were not moving very fast. The cushion of time we had was dwindling. It took a long time for a boat to come..and when it did it was at the Wilderness Lodge slip.. but this nice older CM had been standing just outside the rope with us and assured me that the big old boat would indeed go to Ft. Wilderness. I, being me, doubted he had a clue..but I reluctantly got on the boat. I was glad I didn't have to fold up the stroller at least.

We boarded the boat and the female Captain left and that nice older CM who I was so certain had no idea..well he was now the Captain..ha ha.. guess he did know what he was talking about afterall!

We had a nice ride over..the rain picked back up but we were inside the boat so I didn't much care. Noah and Kate were very obviously not happy with each other.. goodness me..it was his BIRTHDAY can't they just behave for once??

We got to Ft Wilderness and I went and got the paperwork for the show. Was only a few more minutes before a nice CM checked us in. While I was doing this Eric took Declan over for a new dry shirt. Oh and I must say..my feet were burning they were so itchy.. I am really shocked I didn't get some weird fungus with how much my feet bugged me!

After that we all went and checked out the store then we got our group picture done. Now the rest of the 10000 people got in line.. mind you we all had been checked in and it was assigned seating.. and it was raining!

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We all stayed under the porch area until everyone else had gone in. Taejan was complaining he didn't feel good.. oh great! We got in and I was sad that we didn't have loft seating..and we were rather close to the back ..but it is what it was. They didn't give us enough chairs.. um.. 8 people 7 chairs and I was told.. we have no more chairs..WHAT? So Taejan ended up in a high chair..he was NOT happy. But he very quickly got pale and I knew he was not ok. We asked if we could get his stroller from outside so he could just lay back. Luckily because of where we were sitting this was not a problem:
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Our waiter was very nice, the chef came out and we talked food.. he made me grilled Chicken and gluten free rolls ( and later I had strawberries and cream no shortcake).
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Let the fun begin:
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Ribs happen to be Ziah's favorite ever..so she was beyond happy.
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He was still not ok.
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Up next..HDDR pt 2

ZehnJahren
09-14-2011, 04:09 PM
And then if you were in Epcot around 2:30/40 on August 23rd you would have experienced THIS:
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Was anyone there? Did anyone see it? I got to have a front row seat.. I swear it took all my self control to not leave him at that fountain and finish Epcot in peace..

Am I the only person who thinks it's funny when kids have little meltdowns like this? I saw these photos, and laaaughed! Of course, I've been around a bunch of kids; this doesn't quite phase me like it might phase DBF (who is not a fan of children). He just was NOT happy there! As long as the kid is safe, it usually cracks me up when kids get so dramatic! (mostly because I remember being EXTREMELY dramatic as a kid myself!!)


So we made it to the shop and I called Noah and Kate.. my plan was to hop on the monorail and just ride it a few times before switching to the resort loop and getting off at MK. They were already on the monorail.. perfect.

We met up with Noah and Kate and rode the loop once. At the TTC some nasty old lady had a fit because we didn't get out! She was not happy that we were just "riding the damn monorail"..um.. not your business lady. We had a little time to kill so guess what DEAL!

Not sure what her deal was - why couldn't you stay on the monorail? Was it a CM? Or just some crabby lady? Seriously, what's the problem there?

justakrazymom
09-14-2011, 04:31 PM
Am I the only person who thinks it's funny when kids have little meltdowns like this? I saw these photos, and laaaughed! Of course, I've been around a bunch of kids; this doesn't quite phase me like it might phase DBF (who is not a fan of children). He just was NOT happy there! As long as the kid is safe, it usually cracks me up when kids get so dramatic! (mostly because I remember being EXTREMELY dramatic as a kid myself!!)



Not sure what her deal was - why couldn't you stay on the monorail? Was it a CM? Or just some crabby lady? Seriously, what's the problem there?

Hee hee.. I find it rather amusing too..hence why i took pictures of all his meltdowns.. dramatic for sure..lol..

i wish I knew her issue.. and it was not a CM.. just some grumpy old lady!

Tnkrbelle565
09-14-2011, 07:28 PM
Randy and Aisling were caught in that same storm at Epcot on the 23rd...you are just further along in your TR than me :rotfl2: Should have asked if they saw a Taejan monster anywhere :rotfl2:

justakrazymom
09-14-2011, 07:49 PM
Randy and Aisling were caught in that same storm at Epcot on the 23rd...you are just further along in your TR than me :rotfl2: Should have asked if they saw a Taejan monster anywhere :rotfl2:

HAAAa Haaa..love it.. they just may have..

mikkiwikki
09-14-2011, 08:50 PM
GREAT TR!:thumbsup2

julsmom
09-14-2011, 09:52 PM
I got up early to post an update and no one cares??? Whaaaaa

I definitely care!! I was able to read your first today installment before work, and am so delighted with so much to read tonight! :dance3:

VroomVroomLightning
09-14-2011, 10:12 PM
I just got all caught up! I love following along with your family on this great adventure! Can't wait to read more!

kirrrby
09-15-2011, 01:43 AM
It's 1:33 in the morning and i've finally caught up on your TR. Love the pictures, love the stories. I have to confess the drama involved is what drew my attention. My parents learned that tag-a-longs were a bad idea twice. Back in 2006 when I was 16, my best friend tagged along. By the 2nd day..I was going to choke her, she was one of those first timers who was too timid to do anything, and then when she found something she liked she wanted to do it over and over again (which happened to be SSE) :headache: the second time I had my boyfriend come with us when I was 18. It was okay, but he wasn't into Disney as much as I am, so he would constantly tell me to shut up about Disney.

Also, I'm sorry you guys got rained out constantly. BUT I would rather take rain and heat over the 19 degree weather we endured in December 2010. It was horrible, never thought FL could get that cold.

I'm so surprised you got that many people into the Value rooms. My father who is going in December with me and 2 other adults insisted on getting two separate rooms because 1 room is good for 2 adults.

It changes a lot when your kids get older. My parents used to do late park days, but now we're up by 6, leaving by 7 if its emh and 7 wake up and leave by 8 if its a regular park day.

Also since when did they stick lightning mcqueen in the Lights Motors Action? We were back there in April and they didn't have him in it. Don't get me wrong, loved the movie Cars..But i'm not sure if i'd like it with Lightning.

Keep the updates coming!

beebeeryan
09-15-2011, 07:48 AM
OH no, Rebel in the rain, not a good thing. That's why I didn't carry mine a lot and brought a zip lock bag with me when I did. Still would have been a pain. We never did end up buying ponchos, but we probably should have. Although we were lucky enough to be at the hotel or inside when it started pouring, except that first day.

I feel you on the meltdowns, although it was my oldest melting down on my 5, almost 6 year old.

Where are those miniature models at Epcot? Totally missed that, the kids would have thought that was cool. We are so unobservant! :rotfl:

justakrazymom
09-15-2011, 08:12 AM
OH no, Rebel in the rain, not a good thing. That's why I didn't carry mine a lot and brought a zip lock bag with me when I did. Still would have been a pain. We never did end up buying ponchos, but we probably should have. Although we were lucky enough to be at the hotel or inside when it started pouring, except that first day.

I feel you on the meltdowns, although it was my oldest melting down on my 5, almost 6 year old.

Where are those miniature models at Epcot? Totally missed that, the kids would have thought that was cool. We are so unobservant! :rotfl:

Yeah I only brought it to each park once..

must be a 5 almost 6 year old thing to meltdown at every opportunity.

I believe those are in Germany..someone correct me if I am wrong..

justakrazymom
09-15-2011, 02:39 PM
Taejan was uninterested in eating and was in and out of "awake". We ate around him..lol.. the show started and my little ones LOVED it! 95% of the people from the audience that were talked to were from Up north.. a lot from Mass like us. The did a shout out to Noah on his birthday. He was having a great time..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%206/IMG_8582.jpg

Taejan perked up and wanted some food. The waiter brought us more corn and mashed tato's.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%206/IMG_8586.jpg

Declan laughed so much the next day he was complaining his upper stomach hurt when he breathed in..took us a few to realize he had actually strained his diaphragm.LOL

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%206/IMG_8591.jpg

About 1/2 way thru Noah's girlfriend left.. Noah followed. She had stuffed herself so full of food ( and she knows she has digestive issues) she was not feeling good. I was not happy. I had a feeling she did this to get the attention to her not Noah. Noah ended up missing a good part of the show comforting her.. grrr

They came back ( after I hunted them down) and all the kids got to play the wash board.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%206/IMG_8592.jpg

We left after the show and we had no wait for a boat. We did , however , have to wait en route as the Water Parade went by us.. but that was ok.. it was neat to see it so close up. We beat the Wishes crowd so it took us about 30 seconds to get on a Pop bus. The kids were beat so we went right to the room and right to bed!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%206/IMG_8593.jpg

Up next.. attack of the Tie Dye Krew.

CandleontheWater
09-15-2011, 04:47 PM
I can't believe that they didn't have enough chairs at Hoop-de-doo! I'm usually pretty laid back, but I certainly would have let a manager know how displeased I was that my big kid was stuck in a high chair! You seemed to have bad luck with your ADRs, I hope it is smoother sailing for the rest of the week.

Glad Taejan was feeling better! I hope that it was just a passing thing and that he doesn't miss any park time.

justakrazymom
09-15-2011, 05:34 PM
I can't believe that they didn't have enough chairs at Hoop-de-doo! I'm usually pretty laid back, but I certainly would have let a manager know how displeased I was that my big kid was stuck in a high chair! You seemed to have bad luck with your ADRs, I hope it is smoother sailing for the rest of the week.

Glad Taejan was feeling better! I hope that it was just a passing thing and that he doesn't miss any park time.

Luckily my kids are small for their age so the high chair was not a huge deal. They had a packed house.. def not a bug deal in the grand scheme of things..lol.

He was fine after a good nights sleep.. we did miss park time later but not cus of him..

ronnmel
09-15-2011, 08:36 PM
I don't come on the Dis for two days and you write these big long updates! Phew, got done reading them.

Sucks for all the rain. You seemed to have a pretty good run at Epcot before though.

What was up with the old grumpy lady? Who cares if you are not getting out, it's not like the monorail would be full at that time of the day anyway.

Good thing that Taejan did not feel sick for too long.

Ugh @ the girlfriend making Noah miss part of the show on his birthday.

justakrazymom
09-16-2011, 03:23 PM
I don't come on the Dis for two days and you write these big long updates! Phew, got done reading them.

Sucks for all the rain. You seemed to have a pretty good run at Epcot before though.

What was up with the old grumpy lady? Who cares if you are not getting out, it's not like the monorail would be full at that time of the day anyway.

Good thing that Taejan did not feel sick for too long.

Ugh @ the girlfriend making Noah miss part of the show on his birthday.

Wish I knew what the old lady's issue was.

justakrazymom
09-16-2011, 03:23 PM
write anymore of this report. Ive done 5 of our 10 days and I just dont wanna write more. It makes me sad. It's like my vacation coming to an end all over again :(

DisneyRunner2009
09-16-2011, 05:19 PM
I'm still writing on our first full day.

justakrazymom
09-16-2011, 05:48 PM
I'm still writing on our first full day.

it's so sad writing this report when it's now half over..

ronnmel
09-16-2011, 08:43 PM
it's so sad writing this report when it's now half over..

It is sad... but please don't stop writing, I want to read the rest. :goodvibes

Grumpy Grandma
09-16-2011, 08:49 PM
Oh yes please keep writing! :goodvibes:goodvibes:goodvibes

ZehnJahren
09-16-2011, 10:52 PM
Oh yes please keep writing! :goodvibes:goodvibes:goodvibes

this!!! :thumbsup2

mikkiwikki
09-17-2011, 10:21 PM
write anymore of this report. Ive done 5 of our 10 days and I just dont wanna write more. It makes me sad. It's like my vacation coming to an end all over again :(

I totally understand! I have to write 08/25 and am trying to think of something clever to say...LOL :lmao:

justakrazymom
09-18-2011, 08:56 AM
I totally understand! I have to write 08/25 and am trying to think of something clever to say...LOL :lmao:


I promise and update tomorrow or Tuesday...maybe even tonight of I get my normal stuff and my day job work done!

justakrazymom
09-19-2011, 01:42 PM
Before the trip I had everyone over for dinner and we tie dyed a bunch of shirts. Then after I washed them all I wrote "DisneyPalooza" on the back of all 21 shirts and gave them all back. We planned to wear them all to our Grand Gathering breakfast at Tony's.

I am really pleased at how the shirts came out. My kids have tie dyed before, and a few of the Sweener kids had..but no one else.

What'cha think?This is Missy and a few of her krew:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3568.jpg

I really wish we had the photopass pictures. I have been informed that it has FINALLY been ordered.. so once that comes I will have a lot of great shots to add to this TR! We have some of all 21 of us in our tie dye and we look awesome!

Here's more:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3570.jpg

Notice the one kid in the green shirt? He wanted nothing to do with tie dye shirts so he opted for green with black.. so the kid that prefers to blend in stuck out like a sore thumb in the group that day.. but he went back for a nap not long after breakfast anyway..lol
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3573.jpg

Since our Breakfast was early we had some great shots of the place nearly empty:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/IMG_5599.jpg

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Grumpy Grandma
09-19-2011, 02:28 PM
Yes!!! You are back posting again!!! :yay:

justakrazymom
09-19-2011, 02:33 PM
Yes!!! You are back posting again!!! :yay:


:) so glad someone is reading :)

kirrrby
09-19-2011, 02:57 PM
Love the new update. I think the last time I tiedyed anything was back in elementary school. I don't know if i'd remember how to now. Also, is it sad that I've been to Disney 20+ times and never seen the Walt/Minnie statue? I'm guessing it's in the middle of the main street area. We usually avoid that place because it's where they hold character interactions. :upsidedow

Grumpy Grandma
09-19-2011, 02:59 PM
:) so glad someone is reading :)

I have been lurking on Dis since 2005 and would you believe it .... this is the very first TR that I have ever read? :confused3

justakrazymom
09-19-2011, 03:06 PM
I have been lurking on Dis since 2005 and would you believe it .... this is the very first TR that I have ever read? :confused3

Well I feel very honored. i wish i had the reports from my 1999 and 2000 trips..but that was back long before I was on this board!

donnaf516
09-19-2011, 05:59 PM
Looks like a great trip! Headed back to the beginning to catch up.

justakrazymom
09-19-2011, 07:31 PM
Looks like a great trip! Headed back to the beginning to catch up.

It was and so glad you're reading along!

ronnmel
09-19-2011, 08:32 PM
Wow! I would love to see Main Street that empty and get a few of those amazing photos you have!

POLY1985
09-19-2011, 09:06 PM
Love the shirts! Very creative. I like how you have tank tops and V-necks thrown in the mix with the regular ones.

justakrazymom
09-20-2011, 07:18 AM
Wow! I would love to see Main Street that empty and get a few of those amazing photos you have!

Early morning breakfast ADR's is the key :)

justakrazymom
09-20-2011, 07:20 AM
Love the shirts! Very creative. I like how you have tank tops and V-necks thrown in the mix with the regular ones.

Thank you.. everyone picked out their own shirts . I love how it's all sorts of styles too.

beebeeryan
09-20-2011, 09:00 AM
Bet those Photopass pictures are awesome, the whole tie dye group together. Love those early morning empty park pics, it's the best!

zacksmammie
09-20-2011, 09:33 AM
Love the shirts. What a great idea of "tying" everyone together but not in the same shirt!

justakrazymom
09-20-2011, 10:44 AM
Love the shirts. What a great idea of "tying" everyone together but not in the same shirt!


Thank you.. yeah that was why I wanted the tie dye..they are the same but not.. everyone picked their own shirts, own colors and the pattern of the dye themselves.

spartankid34
09-20-2011, 11:40 AM
I'm all caught up on your TR, I came over from your post on mine!! Pretty neat that our trips overlapped, I think MK on 8/19 was the only park day that was the same..I'll have to keep an eye out in my pictures for you, LOL!!

justakrazymom
09-20-2011, 11:55 AM
I'm all caught up on your TR, I came over from your post on mine!! Pretty neat that our trips overlapped, I think MK on 8/19 was the only park day that was the same..I'll have to keep an eye out in my pictures for you, LOL!!

Yeah i keep looking at other people's pictures hopin we are in them..LOL

justakrazymom
09-20-2011, 12:40 PM
After our group shot we headed to check in at Tony's for our Grand Gathering breakfast. I checked the 21 of us in .. it amused me that didn't have us listed under a family name but rather "DisneyPalooza".

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/IMG_5628.jpg

Monty, Lanee,Ziah and Rana:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3574.jpg

Don, Taejan, Declan , Jadyn, Epiphani and half of Dee..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3576.jpg

Table one.. I was glad we were all seated basically together for this meal!
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Table 2
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3582.jpg

We had a nice waitress. As we sat down Declan was, again, called a pretty princess. This was about the 1000'th time this trip. So I said "prince" and quick as a wit she told him "well it's better to be a pretty princess than an ugly prince"..I thought I was going to die laughing. Needless to say I say that to him about once a day ( as he is often called a girl..sigh). I almost titled this TR that..but the kids vetoed it!

The meal was pre-plated..and she brought out all the meals but didn't mention my allergy so I told her and the chef made me a gluten free plate. I was not impressed with the food overall but I'm not a breakfast person so.

The characters started arriving.. more of the same ones we've eaten with before..but they kids didn't care at all! Declan was tucked in the back of one of the table's with Monty and was not interested in character pictures.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3583.jpg
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Goofy found his soul mate in Noah I think..LOL
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3587.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3589.jpg


Up Next.. part 2

justakrazymom
09-20-2011, 12:58 PM
I think this may be one of the only shots of Missy and I from this trip. Honestly except for the 7 meals we all ate together we really didn't see much of each other on the trip. We did spend a good amount of this day together though,

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3590.jpg

I love the whole "dining plan" and "charging back to your room" part of this vacation. In fact when we got home it was rather hard to get used to paying cash again..lol.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3579.jpg

Tony came out and gave us all our special buttons what would be our "fastpass" for the PhilHarMagic show.we ate, etc then we went on our way. My mother decided to go back to the resort to rest and do some laundry since we had plans to be at the park til after Wishes.

As we left the restaurant Pinocchio was just setting up so we got to see him..I love this guy!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3592.jpg

After this the teens went their own way and we sent the 3 husbands off to gather Splash Mountain fastpasses. We waited and waited for the husbands by PhilHarmagic..I texted mine.. Melissa's was in the bathroom. All of a sudden he was with us but Brian and Eric were not.. Don had "accidently " forgotten them..huh??LOL

We went and used our button for the show. It was cute..there was a little guy about 2 maybe 3 behind me that was NOT liking the show. He was crying and wanted to go home so bad.. I felt so terrible for him.

Next we grabbed some Pooh Fastpasses and headed off to Snow White. I love this silly little ride and wanted my kids to experience it before it's gone. By the time we are able to go to WDW again it will certainly be closed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3596.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/DSCI1130.jpg

Well since this is a "scary" ride we screamed.. a lot..thru the whole thing.. now we had friends in front and behind so we ( hopefully) didn't disturb people..my kids thought it was hysterical!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3597.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3598.jpg

And if you saw this:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3599.jpg
On August 24th.. I'm sorry.. I didn't condone it.. they aren't not mine.well the 2 on the left are...but they did not climb!

justakrazymom
09-20-2011, 01:21 PM
After Snow White we decided to hit up the Haunted Mansion again... on the way the kids explored:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3601.jpg

This is just too much foreshadowing for me..lol
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3603.jpg

On the way down to Liberty Square we got some comments and looks because of 20 people in tie dye.. I think a few people may have been having some 70's flashbacks including a CM who called us "psychedelic"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/IMG_5669.jpg

After we rode HM We went and got Big Thunder fastpasses then headed to use our Splash FastPasses. The line was LONG..for standby.. it was very fast for those of us with FP's.. sometimes the looks you get when going thru the FP line are very striking.. hey it's not my fault you all didn't get FP's is what I say back with my eyes!
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Taejan loved it but said never again!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3619.jpg

we were split up in several logs.. Brian bought this picture of our log:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/IMG_5704.jpg

Up Next.. part 2

justakrazymom
09-20-2011, 01:31 PM
After Splash we headed over to Big Thunder. Mavrik ( who rode Splash) made it thru one height check for this ride but then was taken off the ride before it started and remeasured by a different CM and not allowed on. This also happened at Star Tours . Moral of that is.. just because they are deemed tall enough for some rides they made not for others with the same height limit. And also they may make it thru one check point..but not another!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3622.jpg

Declan and Monty, Epiphani and Ziah:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3624.jpg

Taejan and Declan HATED this ride.. in fact Declan cried for half of it.. Jadziah LOVED it ( she's my thrill ride kid). Declan was mad at me for a few hours after for making him go on it!

Next stop was The Country Bears.. Mavrik decided to make certain that Jadziah remember she was HIS girlfriend!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3625.jpg
We had a longish wait but it was totally ok ...we were out of the sun and the extreme heat!

After that Brian and I bolt to grab Buzz Fastpasses for the whole group.. we met back up with everyone at Pooh.
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Rana and I:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3638.jpg

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justakrazymom
09-20-2011, 01:52 PM
Oh between Big Thunder and The Country Bears we stopped for snacks ( right outside BTMR). I asked my kids NOT to sit on the curb thing.. yet my daughter did..and sat in bird poo.. yes.. all over her shorts. She had a meltdown because i only had extra clothes for Taejan. So she had to wear Taejan's shorts. They were grey and certainly didn't scream "BOY". All day she whinned about them. We tried 2 or 3 stores to buy her new ones..but they had nothing we thought she'd ever wear again at home so she got none. She was NOT happy about this.. oh well dear daughter..next time mommy says "please don't sit there.." LISTEN!

ronnmel
09-20-2011, 08:39 PM
That character meal at Tony's, is it only for Grand Gatherings?

How hard was it to keep such a big group going to and agreeing on rides?

justakrazymom
09-20-2011, 08:47 PM
That character meal at Tony's, is it only for Grand Gatherings?

How hard was it to keep such a big group going to and agreeing on rides?

As far as I know it was..

well I'm a bit "bossy" LMAO.. I knew what was on my list and the other 15 could follow or go away..lol. My BFF has been like 14 times and prefers someone else to make the decisions..so it worked perfect. I'm a thinker and a planner..she is not..it's a match made in heaven..LOL

Shenandoah Minnie
09-21-2011, 10:48 AM
Loving your TR! Looking forward to your photopass photos and the rest of your trip!

lbuzz52
09-21-2011, 04:27 PM
joining in. loving it so far. you are quite organized for such a large group!

justakrazymom
09-21-2011, 04:51 PM
joining in. loving it so far. you are quite organized for such a large group!

It's the Virgo/ OCD in me..LOL.. I am hoping to get more up tonight!

justakrazymom
09-21-2011, 04:52 PM
Loving your TR! Looking forward to your photopass photos and the rest of your trip!
Me too..LOL... The photopass CD was shipped..yes!!!

ZehnJahren
09-22-2011, 12:17 PM
Your family is so adorable - and you all look alike! Great TR and great pics; enjoying it very much!

justakrazymom
09-22-2011, 02:07 PM
We listened to these guys for a few:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3639.jpg

Saw this guy walking by:
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After Winnie the Pooh we all separated. Brians family all went back to the resort except him. The Sweener krew went to eat. Brian joined us and we headed to Tomorrowland. At this point my mom had called..she was back in the park. I had her go grab a Buzz FP. Her time was later than ours ( of course) so we had some time to do other things.

We decided to ride The People Mover.. we just love this!
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We met Buzz ( well Ziah was not in the mood for the long line):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/semicrunchimaof3/Disney%20day%207/117_3651.jpg

Then we used our fastpasses for Buzz ( ours were long "expired" but as always..that didn't matter!). I think Eric rode alone this time.. the rest of us paired up... after this we decided to head over to AdventureLand..

DaleKJackson
09-22-2011, 03:08 PM
Sounds like an awewome trip. Can't wait!

justakrazymom
09-22-2011, 07:50 PM
Sounds like an awewome trip. Can't wait!

thank you...more coming!

justakrazymom
09-22-2011, 07:51 PM
So after we rode Buzz we decided to head over to Adventureland.. at this point Declan was NOT feeling well. We didn't know why at that time..but come to find out he had drank all the creamers at the restaurant that morning and it was NOT agreeing with him ( um lactose intolerant) and only getting worse.

As we made our way across we came upon the 3pm parade.. we stopped and watched..mostly because we were stuck..lol

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We ended up hooking back up with the Sweener krew.. and the rain started. So we walked..fast to the Tiki Room.. we had to wait outside the show building for awhile..we stuffed kids up under the roof..luckily soon we were allowed into the pre-show.

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The show was..well ok.. better than UNM but not something my kids will beg to do again. It was a great place to get out of the rain though!

Next stop was food.. we separated from the Sweeners again. We all needed to eat so we opted for the Tortuga Tavern. At this point Declan was a mess.. he needed to go rest. We flipped a coin and Eric lost..so he took Declan back to the room. Noah and Kate went to ( they meet up with Eric at the gate) because Kate was "bored"..REALLy? Noah was not real happy but he agreed to take a break. The plan was for them to come back in time for the parade.

Well we are now down to myself, my mom, Ziah, Taejan and Brian. I really wanted to take Taejan on the Railroad so we walked calmly off in that direction. I was REALLY bummed that Dec was gone. Now a month later he is bummed because he missed a lot of things that afternoon.

View from the train:
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I, again, offered them to meet Jessie and Woody.. nope..they didn't want to wait in the line. So instead they played and burned off some energy:
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I needed to ride the Haunted Mansion again..I adore this ride. After that we decided to get a longer break from the rotten heat and went into The Hall of Presidents. I really wish Declan had seen this.. we are doing a year long in depth study of the Presidents and this would have been perfect.
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Up next...not sure..lol

justakrazymom
09-24-2011, 06:38 PM
I don't think anyone is still reading this.. I got my photopass today.. so hopefully by tomorrow night I can add some! I work tonight til 2:30 tomorrow morning so not tonight..LOL

donnaf516
09-24-2011, 06:44 PM
I'm here! I'm here!

ronnmel
09-24-2011, 06:48 PM
I'm still reading it! I've just had a crazy week so I didn't have time to come on the Dis, and now since yesterday I've had a cold so I read the latest update but did not post a comment.

I'm not even done choosing all my borders for photopass, I really need to get to that... But I don't feel like focusing on something today...

wendylk
09-24-2011, 06:52 PM
I have read every bit of it and am waiting for more! We leave for Disney in 4 days and your report has gotten me psyched up. I even bought some pins for my slightly shy almost 8 year old. We'll see how he does!

justakrazymom
09-24-2011, 07:30 PM
Oh good..i was feeling like no one was reading..LOL..

I understand busy.. this coming week I have to work both jobs, school the kids, sports,dance etc PLUS watch my friends 17 month old and 4 year old..ahhhh

ZehnJahren
09-24-2011, 09:28 PM
Yep, I'm reading too. So keep going! :)

diznykidz
09-25-2011, 11:43 PM
WOW! is all I can say, you have a wonderful TR going! Keep up the great adventure! I am so looking forward to hearing more about this amazing trip. You have an amazing writing ability, to bring the Magic of your trip alive in this story is a gift to all of us who are so far away from our happy place right now. Thanks for sharing your adventures!

vickalamode
09-26-2011, 06:49 AM
I don't think anyone is still reading this.. I got my photopass today.. so hopefully by tomorrow night I can add some! I work tonight til 2:30 tomorrow morning so not tonight..LOL

I am reading and so is my boyfriend who doesn't have a DIS account...he's actually the one who told me to read your TR because he liked it! I just don't ever post to it lol so here I am and I'm reading! Keep goin' :dance3:

justakrazymom
09-26-2011, 06:58 AM
I am reading and so is my boyfriend who doesn't have a DIS account...he's actually the one who told me to read your TR because he liked it! I just don't ever post to it lol so here I am and I'm reading! Keep goin' :dance3:

aww Sweet!

justakrazymom
09-26-2011, 01:50 PM
We finally got the photopass pictures. I must say we , all in all, didn't do many shots and if I was going alone I'm not certain it would be worth the $100 pre-purchase. We split this between the 3 families so it was worth the $33.33 though.

August 19th. 1st park day.. just a couple shots..

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Just noticed how wet the lower part of Declan's shorts are in this picture.. we were all so wet from that rotten rain..lol

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August 20th
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August 21st
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August 22nd

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August 23rd

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justakrazymom
09-26-2011, 02:13 PM
Alright now here's the last of the Photopass pictures for what I already wrote about..i know you all ( ha ha um all 3 of ya right??) were on pins and needles waiting to see these!

Here is the one and only time all 21 of us got together for a picture!

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Noah and Kate:
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Splash Mountain:
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Ok..now if all goes well once my little monsters..I mean children.. are in bed tonight I will watch How I Met Your Mother ( geez will he meet her already) and post the rest of the Tie Dye Day!

ronnmel
09-26-2011, 07:44 PM
Love the pictures! I'm excited to get mine, I just ordered it yesterday. :)

Tnkrbelle565
09-26-2011, 08:04 PM
WOW!!! I am really impressed that you got 21 people looking at the camera and like they are having a great trip!!!! :thumbsup2

justakrazymom
09-26-2011, 08:31 PM
WOW!!! I am really impressed that you got 21 people looking at the camera and like they are having a great trip!!!! :thumbsup2

LOL..and at this point we were 1/2 way done so we were all tired as sin!

MK2010
09-26-2011, 10:24 PM
I, too, am thoroughly impressed with the pic of all 21 of you! I only have 6 in my group and can never get them all to cooperate. Usually its the 6 year old putting a kink in things!

justakrazymom
09-27-2011, 06:17 AM
I, too, am thoroughly impressed with the pic of all 21 of you! I only have 6 in my group and can never get them all to cooperate. Usually its the 6 year old putting a kink in things!

Yeah I was kinda shocked that we got some good shots of us all. I think because we only did it once it was easier..LOL

lbuzz52
09-27-2011, 03:01 PM
The creamer sounds just like something my ds would do! :lmao: sorry it made him miss park time though.
I agree with you- I'm ready to know who the mother is!

justakrazymom
09-27-2011, 03:04 PM
The creamer sounds just like something my ds would do! :lmao: sorry it made him miss park time though.
I agree with you- I'm ready to know who the mother is!

Yeah..i LOVE this show but we've gotten to the point where enough is enough.. they all need to grow up a bit more, settle down and we need to meet her!

justakrazymom
09-27-2011, 03:05 PM
After the Hall of Presidents we decided to hop on Peter Pans Flight.. the wait was significantly longer than posted..but oh well. We ended up meeting back up with the rest of the gang and we rode the Carousel. Of course as we are getting ready to get on Monty takes Taejan and they rush off and I can't find them.. I was NOT happy. So I left Ziah and Declan to fend for themselves so I could locate my 6 year old and ream out Monty!


Safe ( and unaware that I wanted to throttle a certain 12 year old):
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Ziah and more Sweeners were back there somewhere!

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At this point we decided to head up towards the front of the castle and secure parade seats.

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Well as they say.. the best laid plans right? We got "great" curb seats right by the snack cart and sat and sat. Missy and Don picked the seats , and have been here 1500 times so I blame them. We sat and sat and ate and sat more and then we were told..parade doesn't go PAST where we were sitting. SMACK!

So we moved .. but the good spots were gone.. grrr. We ended up in the taped zone in the road at the front of that part of the circle.. good times! The Warners were on the other side in the same basic "zone" :
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Once it got dark I broke out more glow sticks and made the kids all bracelets. My kids had spinners. Oh right before it got dark is when Eric, Declan, Kate and Noah returned! We had 2 nice families near us and we gave their kids some bracelets and we made sure as soon as the parade started us adults moved backwards so the kids could move up and see.

Oh and right before the parade ( or was it after..I don't remember) we watched a marriage proposal. It was great!

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Parade time! Lots of last minute people crowding us.. good thing was we were in the "escape route" and anyone not in the tape had to move..well at first..they got way more lax as the parade went on because people just do NOT listen! I refuse to let that bother me and we let some kids and a really adorable couple get in our zone.

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Up next..Wishes and more

justakrazymom
09-27-2011, 03:23 PM
First off.a missed picture. this one Brian took:

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After the parade we filled in and watched the castle show and Wishes... loved em both.

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After Wishes we all hightailed it out of the park. I pretty much told my family to grab a short creature ( as I call my youngest 3) and just make it back to POP..don't worry about waiting for anyone as we all know our way back.

As we are fighting the crowds I realize Piff, Dee and Monty are behind us..and not with their parents. I already know this is going to be a BIG issue. I love my best friend but she doesn't allow her older kids any freedom. They all been like 1-2 times a year their entire life.. and Piff is almost 17. So I got a call from Don asking if I had them. I said they were with me..but I didn't "take" them. Piff said they just looked and their parents were gone. Sigh. If it was me it would have been a simple.. call me when you're on a bus back. Instead the kids got in so much trouble. We ended up meeting back up with the family at the bus stop. Poor Piff was in tears.. I felt so bad for her. sigh..not my kids, not my life, still hurt for her though.

Declan was still not feeling well despite having slept for 2 hours :
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We got out of the park before Noah and Kate and got in line for the bus.. ( piff and krew made their way to their parents who were rather far ahead of us in line). The crowds were crazy but they kept stacking busses so it didn't take long.

Noah and Kate made it to us and we ended up not getting on the next but because it was PACKED..so we moved to the side and let other people go and got on the next bus. Getting seats is so much more important to me at 11pm than anything else.

We got back to POP and headed to the room.. not remembering what Taejan was upset about but them's real tears so it musta been something big!

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We got the kids all cleaned up and tucked in. Noah and Kate apparently had a fight because when I went to say goodnight my mother said they had taken off in separate directions.. good times people..good times. You know I was just so anxious to have to call her mother and tell her that she ran away in Disney..grrr. I wasn't worried about Noah.. he will come back once he cools off. Luckily they both did within about 20 minutes. Of course neither would answer their cell phones..fools!

So we ended day 7 ..6th day in the parks.. the vacation is coming way too close to over for me!

julsmom
09-27-2011, 05:47 PM
Good pics!

VroomVroomLightning
09-27-2011, 06:05 PM
Love all of your pictures and your story writing!! Can't wait to read more!

Would you ever go on a trip with this many people again? Or just your family next time?

justakrazymom
09-27-2011, 08:16 PM
Love all of your pictures and your story writing!! Can't wait to read more!

Would you ever go on a trip with this many people again? Or just your family next time?

i would def go with them all again if we could..and I'd even dine in the same place.the only thing I would not do is get ressies together at meals. That said I doubt we will ever go with them all again. Simply because they are all tied to the school calendar and we are not. I would like to go more early Sept or around halloween when ALL the schools are back in session and to celebrate Taejan and Ziah;s bdays

chrisie703
09-27-2011, 10:07 PM
I'm here too . Just not vocal. I must say, it looks like the girlfriend is very needy. Not just from your TR, but you can see it in the pictures. She's all over him! :love: Glad you had a good time.
Enjoying your report, we are going in early December.

justakrazymom
09-28-2011, 07:01 AM
I'm here too . Just not vocal. I must say, it looks like the girlfriend is very needy. Not just from your TR, but you can see it in the pictures. She's all over him! :love: Glad you had a good time.
Enjoying your report, we are going in early December.

She very much is,.but honestly at this point.. they both are just worthy of @@ cus he's still with her and the nonsense continues.. and he def doesn't help nor put a stop to it!

POLY1985
09-28-2011, 12:32 PM
Aahhhh teenagers! Don't you just love 'em?:confused3

justakrazymom
09-28-2011, 12:39 PM
Aahhhh teenagers! Don't you just love 'em?:confused3

yeah..LOL

lbuzz52
09-29-2011, 03:13 PM
that stinks that you had to move seats after all that time- but at least you still found something decent. at 17 my kid would not be in trouble. its way to easy to get split up in a crowd like that.

justakrazymom
09-29-2011, 03:45 PM
that stinks that you had to move seats after all that time- but at least you still found something decent. at 17 my kid would not be in trouble. its way to easy to get split up in a crowd like that.

Exactly.. I felt so bad..and esp. because she has been there so many times and knows the place like the back of her hand..prolly better..lol

Tnkrbelle565
09-29-2011, 10:23 PM
All the fab pics you took during MSE parade and my favorite pic was the last one. The emotion in that child's face is priceless :thumbsup2

justakrazymom
09-30-2011, 07:03 AM
All the fab pics you took during MSE parade and my favorite pic was the last one. The emotion in that child's face is priceless :thumbsup2

Yeah... I wish I could remember what he was so upset about..

chrisie703
09-30-2011, 10:29 PM
Is it over?:confused3 Thanks for sharing.

justakrazymom
10-01-2011, 12:38 PM
Is it over?:confused3 Thanks for sharing.

NOPE>..still 4 more days to write up..but I work weekends so I don't have much time right now..

justakrazymom
10-01-2011, 04:42 PM
So Thursday August 25th the entire 21 of us had plans for Animal Kingdom. We had 9am ressies for Tusker House..

We got our rooms of people all up and moving. We met up with the Warner's at the entrance and got in before rope drop and headed off to Tusker House.

I had the 3 wee ones in the t-shirts they made:
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About now Missy called.. Don lost his wallet.. would be a few late while they looked.

We had some pictures done on the bridge:

Ziah wouldn't do one.. she was in a mooooodd..

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We went and sat and waited for the Sweeners.. well low and behold they have not left yet because they still can't find the wallet.
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Brian checks our group in hoping they are coming soon. More waiting..more calls.. hotel manager, security etc for the Sweeners.. meanwhile it's 9:20 and Brian has gone up and had our ressie held..I was MAD..my kids were HUNGRY.. so then I say..dude we need to eat. a VERY nice CM split the Sweeners off our ressie after we explained what had happened. We got call in and we were off to have one of the best meals of our trip ( well for me at least).

ronnmel
10-01-2011, 05:16 PM
Ah man, losing a wallet sucks! I hope they managed to find it! I understand just getting in to eat without them after having waited a while.

justakrazymom
10-01-2011, 05:33 PM
So by the time we got IN to Tusker House it was like 9:45.. Of course we had to do outside pictures first... my blood sugar( hypoglycemic) has tanked by now as I was planning on eating pretty durn close to our ADR so hadn't had anything..ugh

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We got in and got seated.. had some Jungle Juice( yummy) and spoke to the server about my allergy. She said the chef would be right out. While I waited I sent everyone else to go eat!

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before I knew it the chef came out. Best one yet..his son is a celiac so he was beyond awesome. We walked around the buffet, he told me what i could and couldn't have then he went back to make me some special food.

The characters started making their way to us:

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Right between Goofy and Mickey i received the best plates of food ever!

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The mickey waffles were about 1000% better than the ones at Tony's the day before.. I stuffed myself so full not sure I ate again all day..lol

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Our server was fantastic, the food was fabulous.. As we left the Sweeners were waiting to be called in for their meal..they had finally arrived. NO wallet..no idea where it got to etc. Pop had got them a taxi so they could get over to AK. I was glad to see them. They waited to eat and we went off to...

declansdad
10-01-2011, 07:46 PM
Our Declan is a big bacon lover too. Hope your friend found his wallet; I can't think of anything worse that to be away from home on vacation and losing my wallet.