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lvcourtneyy
01-22-2013, 04:26 PM
Hey everyone! So I've read a million TRs on here and decided I really want to try to do one of my own!

So here's our story!

WHO:

Me: Courtney- I'm 22 (will be 23 next month! :scared:). I graduated from college in May 2012 with a BSN in nursing and unfortunately am waiting for the hiring freeze of new grad nurses in NYC to end! In the meantime, I work at a dog groomer nearby. I'm obsessed with all things Disney and am a stuffed animal collector! My favorite Disney character is Ariel and it has been since I was 2!

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Here's a picture of me (on the right!).

DBF Chris: He's 23. We have been together for 4.5 years now. He is in school studying business. He enjoys bodybuilding and works as a diet consultant. He hopes to become certified as a personal trainer and is in the process of deciding his long term career path! He loves Disney also, although is not quite as obsessive as I am. He doesn't particularly have a favorite Disney character but is fond of Lion King, Aladdin and Nightmare before Christmas.

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This is a picture of the two of us at my college graduation!

lvcourtneyy
01-22-2013, 05:09 PM
Ok, I posted that first to make sure I was doing this right before I continued too far!

Anyway,back to the who. It was originally planned as a trip just for the two of us but his sister heard our plans and she wanted to come too! So she, her husband and their 2 year old came as well.

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Here's a picture of all of us at Presley's first birthday party. All the way to the left is Rick and all the way to the right is Jen. Clearly the baby is Presley.

Jen is a stay at home mom. They live in Pittsburgh and have a zoo in their house: 2 dogs, 3 birds, some fish, some frogs and a tarantula! Rick works as a tattoo artist.

WHAT, WHEN, WHERE and WHY:

An 8 day trip to Walt Disney World from January 3-10. We stayed at Pop Century!

Chris and I went to Disney last January from the 3-9th but stayed offsite. Both of us had been once before as kids. My family went with Make a Wish so we stayed at Give Kids the World Village and his stayed at Shades of Green. So it was my first time onsite and I don't know if Shades of Green counts as onsite!

Jen had been twice before, as a kid with Chris obviously and once on her honeymoon for her first marriage but I have no clue where she stayed. This was Rick and Presley's first visit! pixiedust:

Anyway, after our first trip together last January, we really wanted to go back again! We thought our first trip would be our last for a really long time as we were both in school but when we ran the numbers we realized we could afford to go again! :cool1:

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This is us on our first trip last January!

lvcourtneyy
01-22-2013, 05:13 PM
Anyway, I hope people will read this! Let me know if there's anything else I should have included so far before I continue on!:thumbsup2

Chapter Links:

Intro 1 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47274587&postcount=1)
Intro 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47274979&postcount=2)

Arrival Day
Arrival Day (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47277500&postcount=9)
Pop Century! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47277788&postcount=10)
Downtown Disney (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47289296&postcount=21)
Downtown Disney pt 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47289472&postcount=22)

Day 2: Epcot
Jan 4: Day 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47346361&postcount=37)
Epcot part 2 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47346468&postcount=38)
Epcot part 3 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47359610&postcount=45)
Epcot part 4 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47367561&postcount=52)
Epcot part 5 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47367741&postcount=53)
Epcot part 6: posted 2/3! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47393862&postcount=59)
My Birthday! 2/5 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47415785&postcount=66)
Epcot part 7 posted 2/6! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47425520&postcount=70)
More Epcot Fun posted 2/11! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47476530&postcount=80)
Illuminations part 2 and more! posted 2/11! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47476684&postcount=81)
End of Epcot! posted 2/11! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47476754&postcount=82)

Day 3: Hollywood Studios
Hollywood Studios! posted 2/19! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47557302&postcount=91)
Character Meeting at DHS posted 2/24! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47611473&postcount=97)
Wandering in Circles at DHS posted 2/25! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47624072&postcount=102)
Beauty and the Beast pictures posted 2/25! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47624154&postcount=103)
More Wandering in DHS posted 2/28! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47656900&postcount=128)
Toy Story Mania posted 3/4! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47694268&postcount=137)
More DHS posted 3/4! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47694463&postcount=138)
Everyone Meets Buzz and Woody at DHS! posted 3/10! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47755449&postcount=146)
The Confused Update! posted 3/17! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47828831&postcount=160)
Fantasmic! posted 3/27! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47928974&postcount=164)
Fantasmic and Osborne lights! posted 3/27! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47929233&postcount=165)
End of Hollywood Studios posted 3/27! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47929305&postcount=166)
Real Life Update: Munchkins and another trip! posted 3/30! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=47956737&postcount=175)

Day 4: Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom day and the Welcome show! posted 4/3! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48000061&postcount=186)
Fantasyland Expansion! posted 4/3! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48000184&postcount=187)
Tomorrowland posted 4/12/! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48089798&postcount=197)
An Update of Characters! posted 4/12! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48089868&postcount=198)
Storybook Circus! posted 4/24! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48204144&postcount=207)
More Magic Kingdom posted 4/24! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48204445&postcount=208)
Princesses and Garbage Cans! posted 4/24! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48204615&postcount=209)
Celebrate a Dream Come True posted 5/6! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48318289&postcount=217)
Celebrate a Dream Come True part 2 posted 5/6! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48318929&postcount=218)
Celebrate a Dream Come True part 3 posted 5/6! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48319108&postcount=219)
Dream Along with Mickey and Almost Getting Kicked Out of MK posted 5/19! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48441505&postcount=229)
Dream Along with Mickey posted 5/19! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48441532&postcount=230)
Meeting Tink and Periwinkle posted 6/6! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48611176&postcount=236)
PTR Link! posted 6/6! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48613115&postcount=237)
Wishes and Celebrate the Magic posted 6/15! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48689504&postcount=242)
Wishes and Celebrate the Magic part 2 posted 6/15! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48689739&postcount=243)

Day 5: Animal Kingdom
A Freezing Cold Morning at AK! posted 6/22! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48750136&postcount=250)
A Freezing Cold Morning at AK part 2! posted 6/22! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48750227&postcount=251)
Stuck on Everest! posted 6/30! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48825707&postcount=259)
Dinosaurs and Characters! posted 6/30! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48825866&postcount=260)
Wilderness Explorers! posted 7/11! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48931581&postcount=272)
Presley Photo Shoot and Character Greetings! posted 7/11! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=48932032&postcount=273)
Donald and FOTLK! posted 7/28! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49101351&postcount=280)
FOTLK and Tusker House! posted 7/28! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49101527&postcount=281)
Conservation Station! posted 8/7! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49211632&postcount=294)
End of AK day! posted 8/7! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49211766&postcount=295)

Day 6: Universal Studios
Islands of Adventure! posted 8/23! (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49366657&postcount=312)
Universal Studios! posted 8/23! (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49366775&postcount=313)

Day 7
A Fancy Breakfast! posted 10/6! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49757464&postcount=321)
Characters Galore! posted 10/6! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=49758079&postcount=322)
Storybook Circus! posted 11/23! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=50140636&postcount=330)
Adventureland/Frontierland! posted 11/23! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=50140727&postcount=331)
Celebrate a Dream! posted 5/2! (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=51340114&postcount=340)
Wishes! posted 5/2! (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=51340730&postcount=342)
Wishes part 2! posted 5/2! (http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=51340795&postcount=343)

Day 8 (Departure Day :( )
Final visit to the Magic Kingdom! posted 6/5! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=51589488&postcount=349)
Final visit to the Magic Kingdom part 2! posted 6/5! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=51589578&postcount=350)
Final visit to the Magic Kingdom part 3! posted 6/5! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=51589821&postcount=351)

jenniferreich
01-22-2013, 05:21 PM
You're doing a wonderful job! Thank you for sharing your trip! I look forward to reading more, and I hope you're having a great day! Jennifer

jasonflk
01-22-2013, 05:26 PM
Keep us updated, as your dates are similar to when we plan to go next year so I'm intersted how you found crowd levels and the rides.

GrumpyFamilyof5
01-22-2013, 05:27 PM
carry onpopcorn::

lvcourtneyy
01-22-2013, 06:44 PM
You're doing a wonderful job! Thank you for sharing your trip! I look forward to reading more, and I hope you're having a great day! Jennifer

Aw thank you!! I'm so excited to have people who want to hear about it! :thumbsup2

Hope you're having a magical day as well!:cheer2:

Keep us updated, as your dates are similar to when we plan to go next year so I'm intersted how you found crowd levels and the rides.

I love going in January! As I said, we went two years in a row, pretty much the same dates. I think 2012 was less crowded than this year, but crowds definitely got lower as the week went on and I guess some kids had to go back to school!

carry onpopcorn::

Will do! I want to wait to get my photopass CD to start the park days but I can do arrival day until then!! I took 1300 pictures this trip and we preordered photopass + so we had 650 pictures before edits so I'm going through and deciding which to include!

MK2010
01-22-2013, 07:30 PM
Very cool! But out of curiosity, what's with the freeze on new grad nurses? Come to Texas baby and we'll put ya to work!

lvcourtneyy
01-22-2013, 09:01 PM
Our flight was scheduled for 6:45 AM! I'm not a morning person at all but when it comes to Disney I am! I love the idea of having a full day on arrival day and at this time, our flight was $90! :thumbsup2 :cheer2:

My alarm went off at 3:30 AM but I was awake before it! In fact, I barely slept cause I was too excited!:rotfl: My dad volunteered (:scratchin ok maybe he WAS volunteered) to drive us to the airport and my little sister (who was in the first picture I posted of myself) was home on break from college and doesn't go to sleep until 5 am came along for the ride.

I brushed my hair and teeth, packed my last minute items, ate some cheerios and a banana, loaded my luggage into the car and stopped to pick up DBf (who only lives 30 seconds away) and we were on the road by 3:50:cheer2:

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There's my luggage all ready to go!

We got to the airport by 4:20, which if anyone is familiar with NYC, we had to go from Staten Island to JFK in Queens so it was a minor miracle to get there that fast! Although at that time, we only saw a handful of other cars on the road! :thumbsup2

We flew Jetblue which is the only air carrier I want to fly anymore (free first checked bag, free TV, unlimited snacks and drinks :cheer2: and it's always pretty cheap from here!). I had checked in the day before and printed our boarding passes so we just had to go to the luggage counter. There were maybe 5 groups in front of us when we got there but a guy came around to make sure everyone in the line had a boarding pass already and no one else in the line did and had to switch to the other line! So we were next and done in about 5 minutes!:cheer2:

We made it through security in about 20 minutes with no trouble (except the guy made a smart comment about my giants sweatshirt :crazy2:)! anddd it still wasn't even 5 AM! :lmao: So we looked around the newsstand which was just opening for any good magazines, made a stop at the bathrooms and stopped at Au Bon Pain so I could get a Coke and a chocolate croissant. Then we went to our gate to wait!

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This is the screen the greeted us at the gate! pixiedust: Rain and 68 was fine with us since it was about 30 degrees here!

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Here we are waiting! I took it with my phone so it isn't the best picture! They started boarding at 6:15 and we were so excited that the wait didn't even bother us!

Before we knew it, we were on the plane!
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I was really excited I was able to get a Coke so early on the plane. I have a bit of an addiction. The flight went without incident, except that a bunch of the TV channels weren't working which kinda sucked but whatever. We mostly slept and I listened to some music on my ipod and we were there in no time!

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A picture from the plane!

My ears hurt terribly when we land every time, no matter what I do but other than that it was uneventful. We took the fake monorail over to the ME area and were lead to the line and didn't wait 2 minutes before we were led to a bus!:cool1: We boarded the bus and were on our way! It was around 10:15 by this point.

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We were amused by the ME video,as we hadn't seen it last time cause we stayed off-site. I know the bus stopped at one other resort, I wanna say it was CBR. But soon enough we saw

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Sorry the screen on the window interfered with the picture but it's the thought that counts! It was 10:56 when we pulled into Pop! I had done online check-in and we ran into Classic Hall and were the first ones on line! In no time I had our packet and our room keys and our room was already ready!!!:cheer2: I had requested 50s lakeview and close to Chris' sister. We were in 50s building 2.

Side note: Jen, Rick and Presley were coming in today as well but they flew separately since they were coming from Pittsburgh and their flight didn't get in until 5:30 PM:rotfl2: I asked the guy if he could tell me if our rooms were close to each other and even had her confirmation information but he said he wasn't allowed. As it turns out they were in building 3 but it wasn't a big deal.

We walked to our room and were instantly in love with the resort! We got to our room and thought it was perfect for our needs!
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I guess he was tired because we pulled into Pop at 11. It was probably 11:15-11:20 when we got to our room and my iPhoto says this picture was taking at 11:37:rotfl2::lmao:

So I called my mom to tell her we were safe and took some pictures!
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cont in next post! I hit my picture limit!

lvcourtneyy
01-22-2013, 09:31 PM
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The view from our room!

I let him rest for a bit and at 12 we headed out to the main building. I was hungry and we had shipped water and Coke ahead of time and I wanted to find out how to get it. On the way, I of course took some pictures!

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Our room was in the building to the left of the jukebox.
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We got to Classic Hall and went to the concierge desk and asked about the water and Coke. It took the lady like 15 minutes to find it and she carried them out to the desk. This was our first non-helpful CM at Pop! She brought them to us and said "Ok anything else?" We politely asked if there was a cart we could use to bring them to our room as they were heavy and it was a bit of a walk! She looked annoyed and called someone from luggage services and told us to wait. 20 minutes later someone came. The man who came was very nice and helpful but I told him we just wanted to borrow a cart and could do it ourselves but he insisted. So we walked back to the room with him and dropped the cases off and found out our bags had already been delivered from the ME! :cheer2:

We now walked BACK to Classic Hall and went

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to get some food. I got some chili cheese fries and Dbf ate some protein bars. Because of his bodybuilding, he had been dieting for 16 weeks already and was not going off the diet until later that night so he'd been having a rough day of protein bars:confused3

Afterwards, we went back to our hotel to relax for a bit and unpack.

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All my stuff unpacked around the sink!:rotfl2:

Around 2:30 we headed to the buses
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to go to DTD!

This is where I'm gonna leave off for now! Next time we'll continue with our DTD experience! Thanks anyone who's reading!

lvcourtneyy
01-22-2013, 09:50 PM
Very cool! But out of curiosity, what's with the freeze on new grad nurses? Come to Texas baby and we'll put ya to work!

Ahh it's so awfulll! I don't mean to be obnoxious or brag or anything but I went the college of nursing at NYU and graduated with a 3.8 GPA and can't find a job to save my life!!!:confused3

One of the big hospitals in the city closed a few years back and there's a surplus of experienced nurses without jobs and so little money for hospitals apparently that a lot of them cancelled most of their new grad orientations last year. It's so frustrating. I'm definitely looking into relocating right now!

katt789
01-22-2013, 11:22 PM
I'm here!!

Looks like a pretty decent trip for you guys so far!! I have to say that I love Pop, for a value resort, it's pretty awesome, we're staying there in Feb, and I'm excited!

Excited to read more about your DTD adventures! :cool1:

Janet B
01-23-2013, 10:31 AM
Hi Courtney!

Followed you over from the POP FAQ thread! Love all your pictures so far! BTW, I love coke too (but Diet Coke). :) I always get my money's worth out of the refillable mugs! :goodvibes

I was in Disney from 1/9-1/13 (met up with DIS friends) and the weather was beautiful wasn't it?? :cool1:

We usually head to DTD as well on our arrival/departure days. Looking forward to reading more about your trip. :goodvibes

P.S. You mentioned a wish trip for your sister years ago -- hope she is doing well. :flower3:

Good luck wiith hearing soon on a nursing job!

ilovedisney1982
01-23-2013, 10:36 AM
Have fun on your trip! And I wish you the best of luck with your nursing career! :)

CleKait
01-23-2013, 10:58 AM
Excited to read your trip report! I'm staying at Pop in 4 days! :goodvibes

VeronicaBride
01-23-2013, 05:19 PM
Great report so far. We are off to Pop on Feb 1st so loving the build up!

MK2010
01-23-2013, 05:22 PM
Ok, so I have to admit, it was really late the other night at work when I was reading your TR and somehow I happened to miss that you were staying at Pop! That's where we want to stay in Oct.! So why did you choose the 50's building? Just curious. And if your looking for a job, I'm pretty sure we're going to have a PRN position open at my itty bitty surgery hospital! Lol! (Only 3-4 patients per night. Its easy nursing!) Anyway, I'm here and enjoying your TR. Love the pictures!

lvcourtneyy
01-23-2013, 10:03 PM
I'm here!!

Looks like a pretty decent trip for you guys so far!! I have to say that I love Pop, for a value resort, it's pretty awesome, we're staying there in Feb, and I'm excited!

Excited to read more about your DTD adventures! :cool1:

Pop is definitely an amazinggg value for the price you pay! We absolutely loved it and will definitely stay again!:thumbsup2 Thank you for coming over :cool1:



Hi Courtney!

Followed you over from the POP FAQ thread! Love all your pictures so far! BTW, I love coke too (but Diet Coke). :) I always get my money's worth out of the refillable mugs! :goodvibes

I was in Disney from 1/9-1/13 (met up with DIS friends) and the weather was beautiful wasn't it?? :cool1:

We usually head to DTD as well on our arrival/departure days. Looking forward to reading more about your trip. :goodvibes

P.S. You mentioned a wish trip for your sister years ago -- hope she is doing well. :flower3:

Good luck wiith hearing soon on a nursing job!


Aw thank you soo much for coming over to my TR!! I learned so much about Pop before we went from that thread, I would've been lost otherwise!:thumbsup2

Coke is definitely one of the major staples in my life!

The weather was definitely amazing our last few days! It was a little cold and rainy the first few days but it got so nice! We were so happy to swim in the bowling pin pool:goodvibes

Thank you for the well wishes for my sister and the career! She is doing amazing. She's 26 now and still has pretty serious medical issues but she's stable and happypixiedust:

Have fun on your trip! And I wish you the best of luck with your nursing career! :)

Thank you so much! Love that your daughter's name is Courtney!:thumbsup2

Excited to read your trip report! I'm staying at Pop in 4 days! :goodvibes

I'm glad you're here! Ah that's so exciting! I'm sure you're gonna love it. Let me know if you have any questions about Pop, I'm happy to share what I know;)

Great report so far. We are off to Pop on Feb 1st so loving the build up!


Thank you! Glad you're here! Ah you're getting so close! You're gonna love it. If you have any questions, I'm happy to share what I know!

Ok, so I have to admit, it was really late the other night at work when I was reading your TR and somehow I happened to miss that you were staying at Pop! That's where we want to stay in Oct.! So why did you choose the 50's building? Just curious. And if your looking for a job, I'm pretty sure we're going to have a PRN position open at my itty bitty surgery hospital! Lol! (Only 3-4 patients per night. Its easy nursing!) Anyway, I'm here and enjoying your TR. Love the pictures!

Pop is amazing! I chose the 50s section because I heard wonderful things about it on the Pop FAQ thread here on the boards. We knew we wanted a lakeview room (which are considered standard rooms at Pop!:cool1:) and we wanted something that was close to Classic Hall for the food court and buses but not noisy. After reading about where others stayed on that thread, I chose 50s and was very happy with it! We were in building 2 which is the furthest building in the 50s section from Classic Hall but still not a long walk at all. The view was gorgeous (there's a picture of it in my first post!), it was very quiet and the 50s section has the bowling pin pool which was right in front of our building! :thumbsup2

Let me know if I can answer anything else!

That job does sound amazing but I don't think I can convince Dbf to move as far as Texas! :rotfl:

petals
01-23-2013, 10:11 PM
joining in. I love POP.

lvcourtneyy
01-23-2013, 10:22 PM
joining in. I love POP.

Glad you're here! We absolutely loved Pop!:goodvibes

lvcourtneyy
01-23-2013, 10:54 PM
So when we left off, it was 2:30 and we were waiting for a bus to go to Downtown Disney!

We must've gotten there quick cause at 2:47 I was taking this picture!

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I figured it would take a little longer to get there because we had no set plans until later on but this just meant more time to look at stores!

While we were looking around, we got these text messages:

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They were finally on their way!

Our first stop:

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After I resisted buying everything, because after all, we had only been in Disney for 6 hours, we headed on to:

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I absolutely adored this store! It's so amazingly themed. I loved that they had tables set up so kids could play with Mr. Potato Head in the stores. Once again, I resisted temptation.

We headed
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here because that's where the Photopass counter is at Downtown Disney. I had preordered Photopass+so I had to exchange my voucher for the card and wanted to make sure I had it as soon as we got to the parks the next day!

There was no line whatsoever at the counter and I had my card, took a picture of the back of it and we were back on our way!

This was our next stop:

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DANGER for my budget ahead! But proudly, I resisted everything!!:cheer2: I'm a huge stuffed animal collector, especially Disney ones and I really wanted to buy all of them. However, I had to have room in my suitcase to get them home. The rule my Dbf instituted was that I could not buy any stuffed animals that I could buy at the Disney store back home!

My major quest this trip was to find the Beast stuffed animal. They had him for the longest time at our Disney store and when Dbf finally went to get it for me for Christmas, he was gone and never to be seen again! So I HAD to find one at Disney. NO store at DTD had one!!!

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We didn't go in the Lego store but we stopped to admire the sculptures outside.

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Then, we started making our trek over towards the West Side!

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lvcourtneyy
01-23-2013, 11:29 PM
Later on, this would be our destination, but we had other things to do first! So we snapped a picture and continued on!

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We looked around the candy store and I'm pretty sure I got a cookie.

That big tent at the end there was that big tent at the end!
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We were going to see Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba!!!:cool1:pixiedust: I've loved Cirque since I took French in middle & high school and our teacher would show us videos of the shows when she didn't plan a lesson for the day:confused3 but had never seen one in person. Last year, when we started planning our trip for Jan 2012 and I found out there was a Cirque show AT Disney, I knew I had to see it. I wasn't sure Dbf would be a fan but regardless, my mom gave us tickets to see it for Christmas. We were in the 5th row and we fell in LOVE! He bought the DVD and we were obsessed.

Zarkana, another Cirque show came to NYC a few months ago and we saw that one also and loved it! So when we started planning this trip and found out they might be replacing La Nouba with a different Cirque show, we had to see it again!

It was only 4 pm and the show wasn't until 6 but this time my mom had gotten us prepaid Category 2 vouchers and we had to exchange them at the Box Office for actual tickets. We did so in no time and were back to exploring!

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We checked out the Cirque store!

Both trips we've wanted to check out Disneyquest and never could quite fit it in.
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We decided to check out the new Splitsville! I wish I had taken more pictures but it's really nice inside! There's 2 levels, some merchandise and a bar (maybe 2?) and tables to eat at! Another thing we wanted to come back to and never got to.

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After we checked out Splitsville, we found some tables to sit out across from the Cirque theater and got some sodas and just sat to people watch for a bit. We had been up for over 12 hours already and were exhausted!! Finally, it was time to head into the show!

I have no pictures of it because they're not allowed but the show was just as amazing as I remembered! I highly recommend it to anyone! We were seating all the way to the right but in the first row so we still liked the view because the performers were right in our faces!

After the show, we had 8 pm reservations at Planet Hollywood and it was time for Dbf's first meal off his diet! We had made the reservation for all 5 of us hoping they would make it in time but they didn't and the restaurant was PACKED with people waiting for a table so they wouldn't let us wait so in we went!

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Trying to decide what to order!

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We got Texas Tostados for our appetizer:
Crispy mini tortillas topped with barbeque chicken, sautťed onions, Monterey Jack and sharp cheddar cheeses with sour cream and pico de gallo.
They were good but nothing special.

Then for our meal we both ate the same thing.
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Celebrity BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger
A USDA choice 10 oz. burger finished with hickory-smoked bacon, sweet barbeque sauce and cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle.

The burgers were very good!

We chose not to get dessert and paid the bill and were on our way!

At this point, Jen, Rick and Presley had made it to Downtown Disney! They had just eaten at Pollo Campero so we started making our way over to them. I didn't take any pictures after this because once Presley saw me and her Tio, she was attached to us like glue! We walked around DTD and saw everything with them. We stopped for a cinnamon sugar pretzel at Wetzel's pretzels which was amazing! I also got a strawberry smoothie from a stand across from the pretzel place which kinda tasted more like juice with ice but Presley liked it!

We all headed back to the hotel by around 10-10:30 because we had big plans tomorrow! Our first park day would be to Epcot!

MK2010
01-24-2013, 01:10 AM
Wow! That was a BIG day! We've done DQ. My boys are gamers so they liked it, but I would really like to see the Cirque show, whether its La Nouba or a different one. DH and I are going back just the two of us for our 20th anniversary in a few years. Maybe then!

katt789
01-24-2013, 12:40 PM
Yay! Theyíre almost there!

Wow! Somehow I missed out on all that Jack stuff! Itís in the Christmas store? I remember Paige not wanting to go inÖ.and Jackís her favorite, baha!

Ahh! I have such a hard time resisting stuffed animals, or pillow pets, I had a huuuuge collection as a child and Iím pretty sure all the ones I have left are Disney. I just want to buy all of them!

Aw man, I would love to go see Cirque, anywhere really, but Iím sure the magic of Disney adds to that experience!

WHY ARE THERE SO MANY THINGS TO DO IN DISNEY?!? Seriously, Iíve gone too many times, and thereís still so many things I want to do, like, I could spend an entire trip at DTD and resorts! Then thereís tours! UGH. This is how they keep ya coming back!

Wow that certainly was a big day!! You guys did so much! I really do wish I could actually get to Disney earlier than 5pm, but thatís just never gonna happen unless I take a midnight flight, and those are always like $300.00 more expensive, so no thanks!

You guys certainly had a full and awesome first day!

lvcourtneyy
01-24-2013, 02:33 PM
Wow! That was a BIG day! We've done DQ. My boys are gamers so they liked it, but I would really like to see the Cirque show, whether its La Nouba or a different one. DH and I are going back just the two of us for our 20th anniversary in a few years. Maybe then!


Aw I can't decide if I would like it! I'm not huge on video games but I'd still like to try it! Cirque shows are definitely amazing. Your 20th anniversary could be the perfect time:thumbsup2

Yay! Theyíre almost there!

Wow! Somehow I missed out on all that Jack stuff! Itís in the Christmas store? I remember Paige not wanting to go inÖ.and Jackís her favorite, baha!

Ahh! I have such a hard time resisting stuffed animals, or pillow pets, I had a huuuuge collection as a child and Iím pretty sure all the ones I have left are Disney. I just want to buy all of them!

Aw man, I would love to go see Cirque, anywhere really, but Iím sure the magic of Disney adds to that experience!

WHY ARE THERE SO MANY THINGS TO DO IN DISNEY?!? Seriously, Iíve gone too many times, and thereís still so many things I want to do, like, I could spend an entire trip at DTD and resorts! Then thereís tours! UGH. This is how they keep ya coming back!

Wow that certainly was a big day!! You guys did so much! I really do wish I could actually get to Disney earlier than 5pm, but thatís just never gonna happen unless I take a midnight flight, and those are always like $300.00 more expensive, so no thanks!

You guys certainly had a full and awesome first day!


It was a ridiculously full day but we loved it! Even though we collapsed of exhaustion at the end of it!:rotfl:

I'm obsessed with Cirque shows. There's a new one in NYC right now, Totem, that I can't wait to see! But being in Disney definitely makes it more magical.:wizard:

I love that WDW has so much NBC merchandise but I wish they would incorporate it into the parks more!

How strange, for us this is the cheapest time to fly in. Flights were $90 each way.:thumbsup2

lvcourtneyy
01-24-2013, 10:21 PM
Hey,

I just want to let anyone who's reading to know that I'm waiting on my photopass CD to start the park day updates! So please bear with me, it should be here any day!

Thanks!

meowmarie
01-24-2013, 10:42 PM
Great report so far. We are off to Pop on Feb 1st so loving the build up!

Us too, see you there! :goodvibes And thanks for the TR OP, can't wait for updates!

shan23877
01-25-2013, 01:07 AM
Joining in! I am also a caffeine addict (and I don't like coffee)! I made DH carry my mug in the backpack the whole trip so that I could fill up every time we passed OPR :rotfl:

Love the pictures of POP. We've never stayed there but I love all of the colors.

DTD is such torture. I could spend so much money there.

Awesome that you guys did Cirque on your first night! I can't wait until DD is old enough to enjoy it.

And flights for $90? I can't even find Southwest prices that cheap. An awesome score-I'd love to try JetBlue.

lvcourtneyy
01-25-2013, 10:21 AM
Us too, see you there! :goodvibes And thanks for the TR OP, can't wait for updates!

Ah how exciting! You both are getting so close to your trips! Enjoy!:cool1: and thanks for reading!!


Joining in! I am also a caffeine addict (and I don't like coffee)! I made DH carry my mug in the backpack the whole trip so that I could fill up every time we passed OPR :rotfl:

Love the pictures of POP. We've never stayed there but I love all of the colors.

DTD is such torture. I could spend so much money there.

Awesome that you guys did Cirque on your first night! I can't wait until DD is old enough to enjoy it.

And flights for $90? I can't even find Southwest prices that cheap. An awesome score-I'd love to try JetBlue.

Thanks for coming over! Ah another caffeine, non-coffee addict, I love it! I can totally support that idea with the mug. Sounds like something I would do as well:rotfl2:

DTD is definitely a dangerous place. Disney is excellent at making me want to spend money :lmao: Cirque is amazing but definitely wait a bit and Maddie will appreciate it more:goodvibes

I find that jetblue pretty consistently has good rates from here to Orlando. I know everyone else seems to get good rates on Southwest but any time I checked, the flights were more expensive and they weren't nonstop. :confused3Buying flights is such a crazy game!

wiigirl
01-25-2013, 10:27 AM
Joining in....great pics! :thumbsup2

GrumpyFamilyof5
01-25-2013, 11:10 AM
loving this so far, can't wait to find out where the Title "Excuse me,your child can NOT go on stage with Mickey" comes in, really got me curious!;):coffee:

lvcourtneyy
01-26-2013, 08:48 PM
loving this so far, can't wait to find out where the Title "Excuse me,your child can NOT go on stage with Mickey" comes in, really got me curious!;):coffee:

Glad you like it! Ahahaha it's a pretty good story! We'll get there soon enough....if I ever get my photopass CD! Impatiently waiting.....


Joining in....great pics! :thumbsup2

Aw thanks! Glad to have you along!:goodvibes

CleKait
01-26-2013, 10:03 PM
Those burgers look delicious!!! You guys did a lot for your first day so far!

Mel*Pie
01-27-2013, 08:17 AM
Love your trip report so far! Can't wait to hear more.

Oh and GO GIANTS!

TriniandBre
01-28-2013, 02:26 AM
Yay, I'm here and all caught up. Can't wait to read more. ::yes::

lvcourtneyy
01-28-2013, 11:01 AM
Those burgers look delicious!!! You guys did a lot for your first day so far!

They were very food! It was a very full first day!! We passed out as soon as our heads hit the pillows :rotfl2:

Love your trip report so far! Can't wait to hear more.

Oh and GO GIANTS!

Aw thanks :thumbsup2

Yay a fellow giants fan! They won the Superbowl on my birthday last year so this year is a little upsetting!

Yay, I'm here and all caught up. Can't wait to read more. ::yes::

Yay! Glad to have you here:cool1: Still waiting for my photopass CD before we start the first park day :(

lvcourtneyy
01-29-2013, 01:09 PM
Hey everyone, thanks for your patience! My photopass CD just got here so I'm gonna start our first park day! I've realized that with all my photos it's gonna take awhile to get through each day. I'm babysitting a 10 month old right now so I'm just gonna get through what she'll let me and hopefully pick up more later!

So for this day, Epcot was open from 9-9, with EMH from 9 pm- 11 pm. In real life, we're not morning people but at Disney we are! So we woke at 7, got ready and headed to the food court for breakfast. We're pretty quick to get going in the morning so we decided we were best off eating breakfast at the food court each day so we could get to the park and keep moving for a while. Jen and Rick decided since the park was open so late that night, they'd get there later and text us when they were at the park.

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We got through bag check pretty quickly and got in line for the turnstiles at around 8:40 and the lines were crazy long! Of course, when they did start letting people in, our turnstile had a problem and it took FOREVER to let people in but then we were moving.

Of course, we stopped for photopass pictures because I prepaid for photpass plus!

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I guess it only seemed like it took an eternity to get through the turnstiles because these pictures were taken at 9:05!

We really weren't concerned with hitting much in Future World. On our trip last January, we went to Epcot on our last Disney park day and hit just about all of Future World before deciding to leave to MK because we weren't impressed with Epcot so we bypassed the WS completely! So, we stopped for characters!

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After this, it was 9:25 and we decided to check out Test Track because we wanted to see the new design-a-car deal.

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It was a pretty miserable rainy day!

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Unfortunately it was down! Boo. I felt so bad for these CMs who had to stand out in the rain and explain to everyone that the ride was down and answer 4 million questions that they had no answers for. I checked the wait time for Soarin' on those screens and it said 110 minutes so we decided we'd head over and get FPs for later. I guess everyone else had the same idea I did cause there was a huge mob of people waiting for FPs! I finally got them with a return time of 2-3 pm!

We decided to head over to Mission Space because the wait time was posted at 20 minutes but as soon as we got in line it went up to 40 minutes. But we had nothing else to do and the World Showcase wasn't open yet so why not.

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When we were done, it was nearing 11, so we made a bathroom stop and then decided to head over to the World Showcase!

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First stop: Mexico!

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Onto the Gran Fiesta Tour!

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Continued in next post!

lvcourtneyy
01-29-2013, 01:20 PM
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I wanted a picture of the CMs outfits because they were so gorgeous but I felt weird asking!

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Most of my pictures didn't come out between the dark and the movement! I thought the ride was cute! It was like a Mexican Themed It's a Small World.

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Then we found Donald!

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Then we stopped to listen to the Mariachis for a few minutes!

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Norway was next of course!

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We got on line for Maelstorm!
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We were getting hungry so we ducked out of the movie at the end.

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Instead of making an ADR for Epcot, we decided we wanted to snack around the world! So we headed back to the Kringla Cafe, and got this! Only time will tell if we accomplished our goal!

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It was different but pretty yummy!

Next we headed for China!

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We stopped at the quick service place in China and decided to split Orange Chicken. It was okay, but nothing particularly special.

That's my photo limit for this update! When the baby lets me, hopefully I'll be back on with more!

Enchantress01
01-29-2013, 03:57 PM
I love your trip report! Your pictures are great too! ::yes:: My daughter and I like the CM costumes too and when we finally got the nerve up to ask for a picture, we found out they love to take pictures with guests. Now we do it all of the time, some of our best pictures. Anyway, loving your report and can't wait to hear more! :hyper:

lvcourtneyy
01-29-2013, 10:06 PM
I love your trip report! Your pictures are great too! ::yes:: My daughter and I like the CM costumes too and when we finally got the nerve up to ask for a picture, we found out they love to take pictures with guests. Now we do it all of the time, some of our best pictures. Anyway, loving your report and can't wait to hear more! :hyper:

Aw thanks!:goodvibes Glad you're here!

The CM costumes are so amazing. I'm definitely going to have to ask them on future trips. I'm pretty bummed I didn't but there's a good reason to go back right?:rotfl2:

I hope to have another update up soon!

MK2010
01-30-2013, 02:36 AM
What is that from the Kringla Cafe? It looks way yummy! Too bad about Test Track. It was still down for refurb when we went.

Paradise18
01-30-2013, 05:53 AM
I'm late to the party, but joining in. Looking forward to reading about the rest of your trip.

lvcourtneyy
01-30-2013, 04:31 PM
What is that from the Kringla Cafe? It looks way yummy! Too bad about Test Track. It was still down for refurb when we went.

It was a Kringla Sweet Pretzel. Not sure of the exact ingredients but definitely yummy!


I'm late to the party, but joining in. Looking forward to reading about the rest of your trip.

You haven't missed much! Glad you're here:cool1:

katt789
01-30-2013, 04:33 PM
Yay for the photopass cd coming in! Yay!
Aw man, thatís no good that the rain got TT down, and thanks to that, the other rides were just crazy messes!

Haha, I totally get that about the WS Cm costumes, theyíre so awesome, and I love some of them! I love that you guys stopped for characters, I find that they make WS so much more enjoyable, I mean, thereís really only so much you can do in it. Although I think it depends on the person/who youíre with, Paige wasnít the hugest Epcot fan, so weíve only got a half day planned there for the upcoming trip.

I like the idea of snacking around the world! Although I do feel like Iíd get so full so quickly! Haha.

Excited to read more!!

lvcourtneyy
01-30-2013, 05:18 PM
So when I left off, we had just grabbed a snack in China. Next, we had a character stalking mission! It was about 12:40 and I knew Mulan would be out at 1. I wasn't sure where exactly she met so I asked the CM at the door to the theater for the China movie and she said she usually meets in the garden but because of the weather she would most likely be in the theater today!

So we sat down to wait where it seemed like she would be meeting and two other families were doing the same. Soon enough a photopass photographer came in and said she was pretty sure this was Mulan's meeting spot today but didn't have confirmation. Mulan finally came in and brought with her the HUGE line of people who were apparently waiting for her outdoors and they tried to tell us that we would have to go to the back of this line. I was pretty annoyed because clearly we had been waiting in the right spot but I wasn't gonna cause a scene. However, the photopass photographer stepped in and said we were all here before she was and let us have our rightful places in line!

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Photo0048FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8427709718/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0053FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8426620443/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

Mulan was pleasant and spoke about Mushu and we were on our way!

We decided to backtrack to Mexico since we hadn't gotten a snack there and wanted the nachos from the QS place and then cut across to the other side of the WS.

After our snack, we decided to meet Duffy, and learned his story from the books in line.

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DSCN0232 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8427710600/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0055FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8427712728/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0059FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8426623301/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0061FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8426623803/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0065FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8426624349/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

Then we headed off to Canada!

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DSCN0241 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8431319900/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0244 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8431320960/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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We weren't too sure what made all of this Canadian but we found some stereotypical souvenirs.

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DSCN0253 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8430239309/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0254 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8430239957/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0255 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8430240483/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0256 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8431324350/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0258 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8430241073/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

Next time we head off to the UK and finally find out what the others are up to!

lvcourtneyy
01-30-2013, 05:23 PM
Yay for the photopass cd coming in! Yay!
Aw man, thatís no good that the rain got TT down, and thanks to that, the other rides were just crazy messes!

Haha, I totally get that about the WS Cm costumes, theyíre so awesome, and I love some of them! I love that you guys stopped for characters, I find that they make WS so much more enjoyable, I mean, thereís really only so much you can do in it. Although I think it depends on the person/who youíre with, Paige wasnít the hugest Epcot fan, so weíve only got a half day planned there for the upcoming trip.

I like the idea of snacking around the world! Although I do feel like Iíd get so full so quickly! Haha.

Excited to read more!!


Yeah the rides were definitely all messed up that day since TT was down! Luckily we can live without them so we weren't too annoyed!

The costumes are awesome! I'm definitely making it a point to get pictures of them in the future.

I'm not the biggest Epcot fan but character stalking makes it so much better! There's much more of that to come.:rotfl2: I've actually got Dbf to the point where he enjoys meeting characters (although sometimes he only tolerates my stalking behavior)!

Snacking around the world is definitely filling but pretty yummy:rotfl:

Thanks so much for reading. I'm trying to update as fast as I can!

Enchantress01
01-30-2013, 06:40 PM
Courtney, I just love your TR! And I'm so happy you had such good character meets. The picture of you both with Mulan is beautiful; I love that your outfits all match! :) And the pics with Duffy are sooooo sweet.:cloud9: What is it about Disney characters? Like your DBF, my husband starts out tolerating us with the characters, then before you know it, he's spotting them, noting times and telling us where we need to be! :lmao::rotfl2:

Anyway, even if the weather didn't always cooperate, so glad you had a great time!pixiedust:

lvcourtneyy
01-30-2013, 09:44 PM
Courtney, I just love your TR! And I'm so happy you had such good character meets. The picture of you both with Mulan is beautiful; I love that your outfits all match! :) And the pics with Duffy are sooooo sweet.:cloud9: What is it about Disney characters? Like your DBF, my husband starts out tolerating us with the characters, then before you know it, he's spotting them, noting times and telling us where we need to be! :lmao::rotfl2:

Anyway, even if the weather didn't always cooperate, so glad you had a great time!pixiedust:

Aw you're too sweetpixiedust: Thank you!

The outfit matching wasn't even planned! I guess we just spend too much time together:lmao:

I love love love meeting characters. Your husband and my bf would definitely be friends!!:rotfl2: He wants to act like he doesn't care about meeting characters but can't help getting into!

I adore the pictures they take while you're meeting the characters, not just the posed ones. We end up with so many with us laughing and smiling with the characters that are so priceless. Especially for Dbf. I let it be wildly known that I'm a 6 year old at heart but he tries to keep it hidden:rotfl: but the pictures from character meet and greets of him are the few times I feel his true happiness and inner child are captured in pictures and they make the price of the photopass CD so worth it for me! Sorry that was such a long-winded paragraph:mic:

I would love to hear more about your family! Do you have any TRs?

t_daniels
01-30-2013, 09:50 PM
loving this so far, can't wait to find out where the Title "Excuse me,your child can NOT go on stage with Mickey" comes in, really got me curious!;):coffee:

Yes! Me too!

hobbs6799
01-31-2013, 12:33 PM
Really enjoying your TR. POP looks amazing!!! I can't wait to go to DTD, you make it sound so fun.

If you need a job, head on down to GA. We have a nursing shortage here.

Can't wait to read more!

lvcourtneyy
01-31-2013, 12:50 PM
Yes! Me too!

ahaha I would tell the story now but that would ruin the fun when we get to that part in the TR!:lmao:



Really enjoying your TR. POP looks amazing!!! I can't wait to go to DTD, you make it sound so fun.

If you need a job, head on down to GA. We have a nursing shortage here.

Can't wait to read more!

Thank you! Pop was definitely amazing. We ended up getting a room only discount and it was only $550 for the 8 days so even if it hadn't been so wonderful it would've been an awesome deal so we were amazingly happy when it turned out to be so great!

DTD is definitely fun! Dangerous for the wallet but fun:lmao: I highly recommend Cirque if you can fit it in your trip/budget (it can be pricey)!

It's so frustrating that just about everywhere else has a huge nursing shortage! We're just starting to try to work out the logistics of relocating!

lvcourtneyy
01-31-2013, 01:04 PM
So we left off in Canada and were headed to the UK! At this point it was about 2 pm. Around 1, we heard from Jen and she said they had gotten to the park and were checking out future world first. They rode Spaceship Earth and I think Finding Nemo and then met some characters!

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She LOVED characters (especially Mickey, Pluto and Minnie!) I love the look of pure excitement on her face!

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Chris and I got her a bunch of stuff for her trip to WDW for Christmas and the custom autograph book we ordered off etsy was one of them!

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I don't think we found a snack to get in Canada or the UK!

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In the UK, we found some characters to meet too!

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DSCN0265 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8433603122/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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There was no photopass photographers with Mary Poppins and her handler seemed very concerned with keeping the line straight so Chris just took pictures of me with her. I guess he's trained well to take more than just the posed pictures!

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Next we headed to France!:goodvibes

cont in next post!

lvcourtneyy
01-31-2013, 01:21 PM
While we were heading to France, Presley was meeting Chip and Dale and I guess wasn't too sure about how she felt about them!

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At first when we got to France, I jumped in the already huge line for Aurora who wasn't out yet. Then I realized Belle would be out 10 minutes after Aurora and since you can't meet her for a traditional meet and greet in MK anymore, we decided to leave Aurora for MK and head over to Belle.

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The line for Belle was insanely long before she was even out but we waited anyway! I took these pictures to pass some time. When Belle did come out, I was amazed at the number of people walking past who didn't recognize her in her blue dress! So many people thought she was Alice!

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These ducks visited us while we were in line!

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I think Chris asked her where the Beast was and she went into a VERY elaborate story about him and Lumiere. We were pretty impressed.

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The funniest part of the interaction was when Belle realized there were people on the walkway behind us who would get in the picture and turned around and said "Ok, goodbye now!" and they didn't understand.

We got an ice cream crepe from the stand in France. It was good but we have way better crepe places in the city!

Next we went to Morocco!

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I think the Morocco area might have been one of my favorites. It was so pretty! We were gonna get in line for Aladdin and Jasmine but this wasn't even the end of the line and we couldn't even see where they were so we decided to wait til MK!

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We went to Tangierine Cafe and got the Moroccan Kefta Sandwich which was so good! I think it was our favorite thing we ate in the WS (other than the nachos in Mexico!)

Onto Japan! Now it was 3:45 pm!

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We went to the Katsura Cafe and got a few things to share. The Tokyo Sushi Sampler, Miso Soup and Teriyaki Chicken.

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The chicken teriyaki was very good. The sushi and miso soup not so much. They reminded me of the sushi you can buy prepackaged in a supermarket here.

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Next we were in America where our snack was a funnel cake!

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I'm at my photo limit again, so next time we'll continue with America and move through the rest of the WS. Thanks for reading!

katt789
01-31-2013, 01:41 PM
Yeah the rides were definitely all messed up that day since TT was down! Luckily we can live without them so we weren't too annoyed!

The costumes are awesome! I'm definitely making it a point to get pictures of them in the future.

I'm not the biggest Epcot fan but character stalking makes it so much better! There's much more of that to come.:rotfl2: I've actually got Dbf to the point where he enjoys meeting characters (although sometimes he only tolerates my stalking behavior)!

Snacking around the world is definitely filling but pretty yummy:rotfl:

Thanks so much for reading. I'm trying to update as fast as I can!


Character stalking is the best part! I love it in any park, but it really does help in Epcot, though it does kind of end up with a ton of running back and fourth for me, haha!

katt789
01-31-2013, 01:42 PM
How nice of the pp photographer to say that you guys were first!! I wouldnít have been impressed if it was the other way around!

Ahahaha, the Canada pavilion is pretty much a little mountain tourist town, thatís what they all look likeÖexcept Maple syrup is WAAAAY cheaper up here! Lawl.

Oh my goodness sheís so adorable & excited with all the characters! Yay! I love the custom autograph book, and etsy! So much amazing stuff on there. You know, there really isnít enough in Canada, I would really like a snack stand with like, poutine and stuff, itíd be delicious!

Haha, I love it when the people youíre with get the knack of taking more than just the posed pictures, the candid ones are awesome! Good call on jumping over to Belle, it sucks that you canít really meet her anywhere else anymore. And I just donít understand why people donít recognize her in the blue dress, like, she spends more than half the movie in that dress, and why would Alice be brunette?? I get when sheís got the cloak on over top and itís kind of confusing, but really, still, lol.

Man, Iíve got to eat at least a snack or something in Japan next time, I love all that kind of food and sushi and stuff, but didnít even realize the restaurant was there til my last trip, haha, looks tasty!

lvcourtneyy
01-31-2013, 01:57 PM
Character stalking is the best part! I love it in any park, but it really does help in Epcot, though it does kind of end up with a ton of running back and fourth for me, haha!



Haha there was definitely tons of running around and sitting around and waiting for characters to show up (and trying to figure out where they would show up)!:rotfl2:

How nice of the pp photographer to say that you guys were first!! I wouldnít have been impressed if it was the other way around!

Ahahaha, the Canada pavilion is pretty much a little mountain tourist town, thatís what they all look likeÖexcept Maple syrup is WAAAAY cheaper up here! Lawl.

Oh my goodness sheís so adorable & excited with all the characters! Yay! I love the custom autograph book, and etsy! So much amazing stuff on there. You know, there really isnít enough in Canada, I would really like a snack stand with like, poutine and stuff, itíd be delicious!

Haha, I love it when the people youíre with get the knack of taking more than just the posed pictures, the candid ones are awesome! Good call on jumping over to Belle, it sucks that you canít really meet her anywhere else anymore. And I just donít understand why people donít recognize her in the blue dress, like, she spends more than half the movie in that dress, and why would Alice be brunette?? I get when sheís got the cloak on over top and itís kind of confusing, but really, still, lol.

Man, Iíve got to eat at least a snack or something in Japan next time, I love all that kind of food and sushi and stuff, but didnít even realize the restaurant was there til my last trip, haha, looks tasty!




Hahaha I thought of you when I was looking back on our Canada pictures cause I remember you saying that in your TR! I've only been to Canada once on a French class trip in middle school to Quebec and Montreal but the little I did see was much more exciting than the Epcot version:lmao:

I was so glad she loved characters! A girl after my own heart :rotfl: I was so nervous she'd be too scared! Etsy is awesome and another dangerous discovery for my bank account. A Canada stand with poutine would've been very amazing!

The whole Belle thing is so weird. Why she is so hard to find now that she has her own village is quite silly. I have NO idea why people were so confused:confused3 It's so clear that she's Belle and looks nothing like Alice. I totally don't get it. It's not like B&tB is like an unpopular Disney movie...

The restaurant is totally out of the way, up a huge flight of stairs and I don't even think there was signs for it so I can totally see how you could miss it!

shan23877
01-31-2013, 01:59 PM
Your photos are gorgeous! I love the ones of Presley and the characters. There's just something about the joy on a kids face when they see them. The chip and Dale ones are too much!

Yay for meeting a good Belle! She's consistently been one of the best we've met.

Snacking around WS is one of the things I've always wanted to do. Sounds like a great day despite the rain!

lvcourtneyy
02-01-2013, 12:08 AM
Your photos are gorgeous! I love the ones of Presley and the characters. There's just something about the joy on a kids face when they see them. The chip and Dale ones are too much!

Yay for meeting a good Belle! She's consistently been one of the best we've met.

Snacking around WS is one of the things I've always wanted to do. Sounds like a great day despite the rain!

The joy on her face is definitely priceless! I can't wait to take kids of my own to WDW to see their joy too.

The Chip and Dale ones are definitely a riot!

We didn't let the rain put a damper on our fun! It did make it a little chilly though.:goodvibes

lvcourtneyy
02-03-2013, 11:52 AM
Happy Superbowl everyone! We will be having tons of food in a bit so I thought I'd take a few minutes to post an update now before the coma sets in!

So if you remember, we left off in America!

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A stand for those turkey legs. I've never tried one but the idea is just gross to me...

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My dad is a letter carrier so I thought he'd appreciate the old school mailbox.

And in no time, we were whisked off to Italy!

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I wonder if you can actually ride in the gondolas?

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I took a few pictures looking out across the water

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You can see in the pictures how dreary the day was from the rain!

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We saw the Ziti Sisters walking around talking to people but not actually performing.

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Our Italian snack: gelato!

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We got the gelato sandwich. It was very good but it was so cold and rainy at this point that I couldn't truly enjoy it!

Next we were in Germany and I LOVED the trains!

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For our German snack we went into Karamell-Kuche aka heaven! It smelled so amazing in there, I wanted one of everything. We got the chocolate caramel brownie which looked amazing but only tasted half as good. I thought it'd be hot and the caramel would be melty and gooey and yummy but it was cold so I was a little disappointed.

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MK2010
02-03-2013, 01:36 PM
I just love all the pictures from World Showcase! I LOVE the World Showcase. I'm always afraid that perhaps I've taken too many pictures of it. (Of course, that wasn't a problem on this last trip of mine! haha) But, you're pics in this installment have me decided that you can never have too many pics of WS!

katt789
02-03-2013, 02:14 PM
Iím so happy someone agrees with the turkey legs being gross!! They look absolutely disgusting to me, Iím sure they might be tasty, but I will probably never try one, ugh.

Yum! Gelato is so tasty! I live literally right behind a shop and in summer its like, an every day thing!

Aw man, that caramel shop is just too much sometimes, Iíve actually never gotten anything from inside there, everything looks so good I just canít pick just one! Haha!

chelle050608
02-03-2013, 04:40 PM
I am really enjoying following your TR so far. love all the pictures.

MickeyManda
02-03-2013, 05:17 PM
Joining in!! :cool1: I just caught up on your posts and it sounds like you guys have had a great time so far! I've always wanted to eat around the world but I think I'd full too fast. But it's definitely on my Disney bucket list- I wish Canada had a quick service restaurant so I could eat at all 11 countries but unfortunately they don't :( I also agree with you on those turkey legs, they're so popular but I've never had the desire to try one, they seem gross.

Can't wait to read more! :goodvibes

pegrad1
02-03-2013, 05:37 PM
Thanks for the TR & all of the great pics! Now if I can just figure out how to find it later so I can continue the fun journey you have us on!
We don't have Jet Blue as an option here so I prefer Southwest as we pretty much have the rest of the major airlines as options. I LOVE the free baggage! I always get the Early Bird option so we can board early & pick whatever seats we want. We got our return flight for only $84.60 with United! That one had me totally stoked! But add that $25 luggage fee, still nothing to complain about. $126 on Southwest for the trip out there.
So happy to hear you had a little sprinkle of pixie dust when it came to your wait for the Character Meet & Greet! As it should be, but you just never know if they care enough to step up & say something. Good for you!
As we are getting ready to start watching the Super Bowl & eat, eat, eat, your post has gotten me hungry! Thanks a lot! :rotfl2:
Have a great night & thanks again for taking the time to share with us!:banana:

lvcourtneyy
02-03-2013, 10:05 PM
I just love all the pictures from World Showcase! I LOVE the World Showcase. I'm always afraid that perhaps I've taken too many pictures of it. (Of course, that wasn't a problem on this last trip of mine! haha) But, you're pics in this installment have me decided that you can never have too many pics of WS!

Aw thanks! I enjoyed the World showcase too. It's so pretty, I just kinda wish there was more to each country. I LOVE pictures so in my book there are never too many. I've been trying to only pick the best to show you guys on here cause I don't want to bore you to death:rotfl2:. I have 3000+ pictures from this trip! My iphoto library has 14,000 pictures from the past 2 years. :confused3


Iím so happy someone agrees with the turkey legs being gross!! They look absolutely disgusting to me, Iím sure they might be tasty, but I will probably never try one, ugh.

Yum! Gelato is so tasty! I live literally right behind a shop and in summer its like, an every day thing!

Aw man, that caramel shop is just too much sometimes, Iíve actually never gotten anything from inside there, everything looks so good I just canít pick just one! Haha!


They definitely smell like they would be tasty but I just can't ever bring myself to eat one. They just look too gross to me! This was the first time I've had gelato actually! It was definitely good. If I had a place close to me, I would definitely gain so much weight:rotfl2:

That caramel shop is definitely DANGEROUS. Capital letters 100 percent warranted. I really wanted absolutely everything.


I am really enjoying following your TR so far. love all the pictures.

Aw thank you so much! I'm really glad you're here and enjoying it! pixiedust:



Joining in!! :cool1: I just caught up on your posts and it sounds like you guys have had a great time so far! I've always wanted to eat around the world but I think I'd full too fast. But it's definitely on my Disney bucket list- I wish Canada had a quick service restaurant so I could eat at all 11 countries but unfortunately they don't :( I also agree with you on those turkey legs, they're so popular but I've never had the desire to try one, they seem gross.

Can't wait to read more! :goodvibes

Yay glad to have you here!pixiedust: It was definitely filling but we split one of everything which made it more manageable. Plus we spent a lot of time character stalking between snacks :rotfl:

Looking back on it, we did miss the UK and Canada in our snacking around the world which is disappointing. But 9 out of 11 is still close right?:goodvibes

Yeah, I really don't think I'll ever try one of the turkey legs.

Thanks for reading! Hopefully I'll be updating again soon.


Thanks for the TR & all of the great pics! Now if I can just figure out how to find it later so I can continue the fun journey you have us on!
We don't have Jet Blue as an option here so I prefer Southwest as we pretty much have the rest of the major airlines as options. I LOVE the free baggage! I always get the Early Bird option so we can board early & pick whatever seats we want. We got our return flight for only $84.60 with United! That one had me totally stoked! But add that $25 luggage fee, still nothing to complain about. $126 on Southwest for the trip out there.
So happy to hear you had a little sprinkle of pixie dust when it came to your wait for the Character Meet & Greet! As it should be, but you just never know if they care enough to step up & say something. Good for you!
As we are getting ready to start watching the Super Bowl & eat, eat, eat, your post has gotten me hungry! Thanks a lot! :rotfl2:
Have a great night & thanks again for taking the time to share with us!:banana:

So glad to have you here! Thank you so much for the kind words:goodvibes

To keep up with threads you like, each thread has an option at the top on the right that says thread tools and you can subscribe to the thread! There's options to get email notifications too or you can do no email notification and go to your user CP and it will show you when they're updated! I don't know if that makes sense but I hope it helps lol.

$84 is definitely a good flight deal:cool1:I'd love to try Southwest but it always seems to be more expensive for me :confused3 But Jetblue generally has flights from here to Orlando for $90 a way as long as you'll travel at odd times and in the middle of the week which works for me!

I was so grateful to the CM at the Mulan M&G. We had already waited a while so it would have been sad to to be at the end of the line but it's definitely a sticky situation for a CM to mediate.

Hahaha :rotfl2:at least it made you hungry on an eating occasion! :rotfl: We were expecting to have more people over than we did so we have SO MUCH food leftover. Although I have food forever now so I guess that's ok:lmao:

Have a great night as well. I'm really enjoying sharing my TR and I'm so glad to have you enjoying it as wellprincess:

lvcourtneyy
02-05-2013, 03:05 PM
So today I turn 23! Yikes:confused3:eek:

Yesterday, Dbf took me shopping and out to eat for my birthday!

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The result: new friends!

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In honor of me being 23, I thought I'd share with you how I'm really 5 at heart so here is my bed:

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My collection currently holds 44 stuffed animals, 16 pillows and the 5 foot teddy bear! I'm just a little ridiculous:goodvibes

Anyway, my mom and dad took me out to lunch and my dad is making my favorite (stuffed peppers!) for my family to come over in a bit so maybe I'll have time to post an update before then!

MickeyManda
02-05-2013, 06:55 PM
Happy birthday!! :cake: :cool1:

I LOVE your collection! :goodvibes

katt789
02-05-2013, 08:14 PM
Happy Birthday!!! Looks like you got some good shopping done, I definitely bought myself some Victoria's Secret yesterday too!!

Hope you have a good one! And hey, don't worry, 23's not that bad!! :thumbsup2

lvcourtneyy
02-06-2013, 01:53 PM
Happy birthday!! :cake: :cool1:

I LOVE your collection! :goodvibes


Thank you so much!:goodvibes I enjoy it too but people tend to tell me I'm crazy :confused3:lmao:


Happy Birthday!!! Looks like you got some good shopping done, I definitely bought myself some Victoria's Secret yesterday too!!

Hope you have a good one! And hey, don't worry, 23's not that bad!! :thumbsup2

Thank youu! I love Victoria's Secret! I hate how expensive it can be though! I originally picked out a hoodie from PINK until I saw it was $97:scared:

lvcourtneyy
02-06-2013, 02:16 PM
So when we left off, we were in Germany with a caramel brownie.

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At this point it was 4:50 and I knew Snow White would be coming out at 5:20 so we sat and ate our caramel brownie and waited until we saw the line forming and then jumped on!

At 5:28 it was our turn to meet her!

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Photo0160FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8432541607/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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I don't really remember what we talked to her about but I guess we were amused!

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While we were doing that, Presley was in Mexico meeting another friend!

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Since we had now explored the ENTIRE WS and almost snacked around the world (9 out of 11: we skipped the UK and Canada!), we decided to meet up with Jen, Rick and Presley in Norway before heading back to future world.

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What a cutie!

We decided to sit and rest a bit in the seating area in Norway while they went on Maelstorm. After they came back, they set out to finish the WS and we headed back to Future World.

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Of course we stopped for photopass photographers with the most AWESOME photographers. There were 2 of them and they were so happy and entertaining that they made our night.

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We had some characters to meet!

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DSCN0360 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8433629540/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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After we had our fun with the characters, we headed over to Fountainview Ice Cream, which is attached to the temporary character spot and split a double chocolate chip cookie dough!

purpledisneyprncess
02-06-2013, 03:55 PM
Loving your trip report!! Very cute how you have such a big stuffed animal collection! Must be a pain though if you make your bed every morning to arrange all the stuffed animals, mine would just be thrown all over the floor. :lmao:

PS- I saw that you enjoyed the nachos at the QS in Mexico (La Cantina I think is the name) and then the kefta in Morroco. Both of those 2 countries, IMO had the yummiest food. I got a falafel in Morroco, and then chicken tacos in Mexico and loved them both!!

ILGoofy
02-07-2013, 07:54 AM
Enjoying your report. Maybe it's because I'm also a five year old inside. :thumbsup2

Did you find that the characters were receptive to an adult with an autograph book? I'm going solo in September and I'm suuuper timid about going up to the characters. As a kid, it was out of the question, and now as an adult, I still get scared. :confused: I thought maybe if I had an autograph book, I would have a mission and force myself to go to characters.

t_daniels
02-07-2013, 08:29 AM
Love all your pictures! DH and I are definitely going to take advantage of our photopass. Last year we didn't intend on doing it until we got there and saw what pictures we got. This year, we know in advance, and don't want to use it JUST for characters. :)

Also, your snacking idea, I LOVE. I think we'll do it one day , actually. (Blatantly idea stealing.... oops. :) )

t_daniels
02-07-2013, 08:30 AM
Enjoying your report. Maybe it's because I'm also a five year old inside. :thumbsup2

Did you find that the characters were receptive to an adult with an autograph book? I'm going solo in September and I'm suuuper timid about going up to the characters. As a kid, it was out of the question, and now as an adult, I still get scared. :confused: I thought maybe if I had an autograph book, I would have a mission and force myself to go to characters.

You weren't asking me ... but!
Most characters were GREAT to Dh and I when we went without kids. A few had very plain encounters. But most were great. ^_^ I was nervous too- ESPECIALLY ON FUR CHARACTERS. Face, I can talk to. Fur, I didn't know what the heck to do. :)

ILGoofy
02-07-2013, 11:51 AM
You weren't asking me ... but!
Most characters were GREAT to Dh and I when we went without kids. A few had very plain encounters. But most were great. ^_^ I was nervous too- ESPECIALLY ON FUR CHARACTERS. Face, I can talk to. Fur, I didn't know what the heck to do. :)

Fur or face, it doesn't matter. I. Am. Petrified. If there was someone whose legs I could hide behind, I would. I come up with all these great interaction ideas in my head, and then when I see the characters, I want to hide in the bathroom. I went to Chef Mickey's alone and I actually made my waitress feel bad for me because I couldn't get myself to leave my chair for a picture. I made the characters stay on the other side of the table. Goofy is HUGE! Agh! :scared1:

t_daniels
02-07-2013, 11:52 AM
Fur or face, it doesn't matter. I. Am. Petrified. If there was someone whose legs I could hide behind, I would. I come up with all these great interaction ideas in my head, and then when I see the characters, I want to hide in the bathroom. I went to Chef Mickey's alone and I actually made my waitress feel bad for me because I couldn't get myself to leave my chair for a picture. I made the characters stay on the other side of the table. Goofy is HUGE! Agh! :scared1:

Aww!:/ I'm sorry!

lvcourtneyy
02-07-2013, 12:45 PM
Loving your trip report!! Very cute how you have such a big stuffed animal collection! Must be a pain though if you make your bed every morning to arrange all the stuffed animals, mine would just be thrown all over the floor. :lmao:

PS- I saw that you enjoyed the nachos at the QS in Mexico (La Cantina I think is the name) and then the kefta in Morroco. Both of those 2 countries, IMO had the yummiest food. I got a falafel in Morroco, and then chicken tacos in Mexico and loved them both!!

Thank youu! :goodvibes The way it tends to work for me is the stuffed animals stay all pretty like that for 2-3 days and then they slowly start falling on the floor and after a week half of them are on the floor and I go through the 25 minute long process of remaking the bed and we start all over!:lmao:

Yes! The food in Morocco and Mexico were definitely the best!

Enjoying your report. Maybe it's because I'm also a five year old inside. :thumbsup2

Did you find that the characters were receptive to an adult with an autograph book? I'm going solo in September and I'm suuuper timid about going up to the characters. As a kid, it was out of the question, and now as an adult, I still get scared. :confused: I thought maybe if I had an autograph book, I would have a mission and force myself to go to characters.

Aw thank youu! I'm so glad to know I'm not the only 5 year old at heart :rotfl:

We collected autographs on both our trips, this year and last year. I felt a little funny about it before our trip last year and Dbf was sure people would be laughing at us. But on both trips, we had no problems with it! I found the autograph book does help if you aren't sure what to say to a character. Hand them the book first and ask for their autograph and usually by that time, the interaction picks up on its own!:goodvibes

Love all your pictures! DH and I are definitely going to take advantage of our photopass. Last year we didn't intend on doing it until we got there and saw what pictures we got. This year, we know in advance, and don't want to use it JUST for characters. :)

Also, your snacking idea, I LOVE. I think we'll do it one day , actually. (Blatantly idea stealing.... oops. :) )

Thank you! On our first trip January 2012, I didn't really know anything about photopass. Once I found out about it, I had us stopping for pictures all the time and got home and ordered the CD!:rotfl: This time, having done much more research, I knew my stuff and preordered the photopass plus! I really liked getting the ride photos and the character dining packages! Totally worth it in my opinion and we definitely stopped for every available photo op and got our money's worth. I'm a huge fan of photopass and can't stop singing its praises. Disney marketing definitely knows how to reel me in.:lmao:

Haha feel free to blatantly steal ideas because any of mine that are remotely clever were definitely stolen also!:rotfl2: I read about drinking and snacking around the world here on the boards and since we don't really drink, I knew snacking was for us!:love:

You weren't asking me ... but!
Most characters were GREAT to Dh and I when we went without kids. A few had very plain encounters. But most were great. ^_^ I was nervous too- ESPECIALLY ON FUR CHARACTERS. Face, I can talk to. Fur, I didn't know what the heck to do. :)

Fur or face, it doesn't matter. I. Am. Petrified. If there was someone whose legs I could hide behind, I would. I come up with all these great interaction ideas in my head, and then when I see the characters, I want to hide in the bathroom. I went to Chef Mickey's alone and I actually made my waitress feel bad for me because I couldn't get myself to leave my chair for a picture. I made the characters stay on the other side of the table. Goofy is HUGE! Agh! :scared1:

Aww!:/ I'm sorry!

I agree, I feel more awkward with fur characters than with face characters. I've found it helps when they have good handlers who facilitate the interaction and kind of "interpret" what's going on.

Aw I'm sorry you get so nervous! Are you able to pinpoint what it is about the characters that gets to you? Goofy is pretty big but maybe start with the smaller ones? Mickey and Donald tend to be on the smaller side for example. I know you said fur or face doesn't matter but maybe starting with the face ones could help. Seeing a face and being able to have a full verbal conversation might ease the interaction a bit?

Also, this may seem a little backwards but some face characters meet together, like Aladdin and Jasmine. I know if one character is scary it seems contradictory to want to meet 2 at the same time but they tend to play off each other when they meet together and it takes the pressure off you to make the interaction flow!

I don't know if any of that helps but I would definitely say get the autograph book if you want to because we did and had a blast with it. :cheer2:

ILGoofy
02-07-2013, 12:58 PM
I started first with Stitch, who is tiny. I was fine there, and I was so excited thinking, oh I can do this! Then Chip or Dale, can't remember which, snuck up on me at Garden Grill. That particular trip was with friends as opposed to my usual solo trips, so at least they were there to warn me from then on about approaching characters. Could have used the warning earlier, guys. I don't know that I'm scared of the characters themselves or if I'm scared of talking to them. I'm pretty shy and I don't always like my pic being taken. I have six months to work up some guts. I'm getting PhotoPlus+ specifically to force myself into pictures so I don't waste my money.

lvcourtneyy
02-07-2013, 01:13 PM
I started first with Stitch, who is tiny. I was fine there, and I was so excited thinking, oh I can do this! Then Chip or Dale, can't remember which, snuck up on me at Garden Grill. That particular trip was with friends as opposed to my usual solo trips, so at least they were there to warn me from then on about approaching characters. Could have used the warning earlier, guys. I don't know that I'm scared of the characters themselves or if I'm scared of talking to them. I'm pretty shy and I don't always like my pic being taken. I have six months to work up some guts. I'm getting PhotoPlus+ specifically to force myself into pictures so I don't waste my money.

I totally understand. I was always extremely shy myself until pretty much my sophomore year of HS when I finally came out of my shell. I remember being pretty shy about meeting the characters when we went to WDW when I was 10.

I think the autograph book will give you something to focus on if you get shy during the meet and something to motivate you to work through your shyness! Once you start collecting them, you're gonna want them all. :rotfl:

lvcourtneyy
02-11-2013, 04:29 PM
Hey everyone! Sorry for the delay in updating, it's been a busy week and I had every intention of sitting down today and finishing our Epcot day but then I got called for a last minute job interview and real life prevailed again!

When I left off, we had just left the temporary character spot and gotten some ice cream! We finished meeting the characters at 7:20 so at this point it was likely 7:40ish. Our only plans at this point were to meet up with Jen, Rick and Presley to see Illuminations. Before we did, we decided to head over to the Seas to visit Nemo!
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After we walked through the insanely long, but always empty line, we rode the ride and marveled over the aquariums and then headed towards the WS again for Illuminations.

We weren't entirely sure where we wanted to watch from but on our walk over we spotted our awesome photopass photographer from earlier who took our pictures again and told us to try to stake out a spot by the water in the QS restaurant in Mexico.

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So that's what we did! And we called the others to come meet us there.

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Presley was happy to wait patiently for the show to start but it turns out- she is TERRIFIED of fireworks. So Rick ended up having to walk her around during them to console her.

We had never seen the show before so we were definitely impressed. I tried to limit the number of photos I uploaded to share with you but I love them so much that I'm sorry if I bore you with them.

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lvcourtneyy
02-11-2013, 04:44 PM
More Illuminations pictures!

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After Illuminations, it was EMH so Jen, Chris and I decided to head over to Test Track to see if the lines were any shorter than they had been all day. Rick didn't want to ride so he went off with Presley. When we got to the line, it said 60 minutes but we decided we'd wait anyway. We went to get in line and Chris and I had our KTTW cards but Jen didn't and they wouldn't let her in line. So she was trying to call Rick to have him bring it to her but he wasn't picking up. So we decided to go with her to look for him. When we finally got him on the phone, we found out he had somehow made it all the way to the Character spot with Presley:confused3.

We went over there and were deciding what to do next.

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Presley was fine until she realized we were near the line for MICKEY! She ran over to the line and started yelling "Mi-Mo" as loud as she could. I tried to talk her into coming back to where we were sitting but she had made up her mind. She saw Mickey and she was getting to him no matter what. When I picked her up to carry her away, she yelled "COURTNEY NOOOO" as loud and clear as possible. So it was decided. We would meet characters again.

Since Chris and I had just been there 2 hours ago, the CM managing the line remembered us and was trying to joke with Presley but she had a mission. Mickey or die.

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She did not let go of his hand once during the M&G. Now we thought maybe we'd be able to move on. But nope. Pluto and Minnie had been spotted and we were going to meet them too!

lvcourtneyy
02-11-2013, 04:53 PM
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For some reason, there was no line for Pluto and a backup at Minnie. Cue temper tantrum from a very tired Presley. She wanted Minnie and she wanted Minnie NOW.:mad:

The CM tried to nicely explain to Presley that the first family would meet Minnie, then the next, then the next then Presley. However, being 2 and exhausted, see was having none of it. She crossed her arms, rolled her eyes and dropped to the ground.:rotfl2:

Soon enough it was time to meet Minnie and all was right with the world again. :cheer2:

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After this, we decided we'd wait for Test Track and Rick took Presley to the bathroom and I think they might have met the characters again.

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Test Track was good and we enjoyed designing our own car and seeing how it fared in the different trials.

Afterwards, we left and headed out to the buses. There was a sizable line but two buses came after about 15 minutes and we were off back to Pop. Now, Rick was hungry. The food court was closed and he hadn't eaten all day at Epcot because he wanted pizza and after 30342332 explanations of ADRs falling on deaf ears, they got there and were surprised they couldn't walk in and eat. Then he decided to be stubborn and not eat all day. So we got back to Pop and they were going to go to DTD to eat even though we were waking up for EMH at DHS the next morning. I was tired and cranky. Chris was tired and cranky. We left them to figure it out. Turns out they ended up ordering Dominos. We got back to our room and collapsed with exhaustion.

So next time, Hollywood Studios! Will Jen and Rick be up for EMH? Stay tuned!

cfw213
02-12-2013, 07:56 AM
I'm joining in your TR!! I have to catch up! :goodvibes

t_daniels
02-12-2013, 08:08 AM
Aw! Cute, though I probably would have been RIGHT with Presley."What do you mean I just met him? Nonsense. Again!"

Enchantress01
02-12-2013, 08:24 AM
Hi Courtney!:wave2: Whew! All caught up. There's been way too much going on in Real Life Land lately. But, I'm here!

Your photopass pictures are amazing! You all photograph so well and you add the best effects to them. I know I'm digressing a little, but I love the pics you took in Christopher Robin's room in the UK. We didn't have time for that meet. I hope we catch it next time. And Presley's face with Chip and Dale is hilarious!:rotfl::lmao::rotfl2:

Thanks for the beautiful Epcot pics. The Illuminations photos are stunning. You can never take too many of those. It feels like being there.

I know you're very busy so thanks for sharing the updates and wonderful pictures:thanks:.

lvcourtneyy
02-12-2013, 12:29 PM
I'm joining in your TR!! I have to catch up! :goodvibes

Glad to have you over here! We're not too far in yet! :goodvibes

Aw! Cute, though I probably would have been RIGHT with Presley."What do you mean I just met him? Nonsense. Again!"

Haha I don't blame Presley for that! There are never enough characters :rotfl2: I'm glad though that she enjoyed the characters and wasn't afraid of them!:thumbsup2

Hi Courtney!:wave2: Whew! All caught up. There's been way too much going on in Real Life Land lately. But, I'm here!

Your photopass pictures are amazing! You all photograph so well and you add the best effects to them. I know I'm digressing a little, but I love the pics you took in Christopher Robin's room in the UK. We didn't have time for that meet. I hope we catch it next time. And Presley's face with Chip and Dale is hilarious!:rotfl::lmao::rotfl2:

Thanks for the beautiful Epcot pics. The Illuminations photos are stunning. You can never take too many of those. It feels like being there.

I know you're very busy so thanks for sharing the updates and wonderful pictures:thanks:.

Real life definitely takes away from my Disney time! I'm sure you are much busier than I with your family so thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to join me! :goodvibes:goodvibes

Aw thank you. I love photopass. I think it's one of the best systems Disney designed. Christopher Robin's room is awesome. If it weren't for KennythePirate's Character Locator app I never would've even found it! :rotfl2: The chipmunk picture is priceless!

Epcot and Illuminations are so so gorgeous!

Thank you so much for all your kind words!:goodvibes

shan23877
02-12-2013, 12:38 PM
Such pretty Illuminations pictures! It's a nice show isn't it? We never watched it last trip because DD insisted that we could just watch from CBR pool (it's not her fave show).

I don't blame Presley at all. When characters are near you must meet them. Very simple.

UGGghhghh! Why won't people listen when you explain how WDW works? Even my MiL who goes to WDW all the time is shocked that I make ADRs so early. Does she really think we'd be going to the castle to eat with no reservations? :rolleyes1

I hope the group made it up for EMH! (or did they not listen about riding TSMM either? :rotfl:)

lvcourtneyy
02-12-2013, 02:02 PM
Such pretty Illuminations pictures! It's a nice show isn't it? We never watched it last trip because DD insisted that we could just watch from CBR pool (it's not her fave show).

I don't blame Presley at all. When characters are near you must meet them. Very simple.

UGGghhghh! Why won't people listen when you explain how WDW works? Even my MiL who goes to WDW all the time is shocked that I make ADRs so early. Does she really think we'd be going to the castle to eat with no reservations? :rolleyes1

I hope the group made it up for EMH! (or did they not listen about riding TSMM either? :rotfl:)

Thank you! It is a beautiful show. I could see how the show is lost on kids though. If I hadn't known the storyline behind the opening of the globe and the projections, I'd have been lost hahaha.

Presley definitely had a point in her temper tantrum and not surprisingly, she won hahaha

Yeah I feel like my Disney talks seem to go in one ear and out the other sometimes. I think the main problem we ran into was they were pretty much following our plans but we didn't do more than a few ADRs this trip. When we got there, they wanted to do more sit down meals but because we didn't, they had no ADRs so they couldn't. I guess our different ways of touring really took over more than we thought they would lol!

DHS will have quite the story too lol! Thanks for reading!

MickeyManda
02-12-2013, 04:32 PM
Finally all caught up- love the Illuminations pictures! That show is fantastic and the photos just bring me back :cloud9: hopefully within a few years Presley will be able to enjoy it too

Totally understand the demand to meet the characters- I might have done the same :laughing: at least she had fun!

Arrrgh, must not have been fun for them to have nowhere to eat at that point :( I'm sure now they learned the importance of ADRs! :goodvibes

Excited to see more at DHS!

lvcourtneyy
02-12-2013, 07:29 PM
Finally all caught up- love the Illuminations pictures! That show is fantastic and the photos just bring me back :cloud9: hopefully within a few years Presley will be able to enjoy it too

Totally understand the demand to meet the characters- I might have done the same :laughing: at least she had fun!

Arrrgh, must not have been fun for them to have nowhere to eat at that point :( I'm sure now they learned the importance of ADRs! :goodvibes

Excited to see more at DHS!

It is so awesome! I can't believe we missed it on our first trip. Yeah she definitely needs a few more years until fireworks don't bother her.

Haha very true, she made her case quite well.

Yeah I think we all learned a few things about how we will travel to WDW together in the future! Luckily we are all civilized people and no one left with hurt feelings!

Thank you so much for reading!

lvcourtneyy
02-19-2013, 01:40 PM
Sorry for the delay guys. I spent the last 2 days arguing with Verizon Fios that it is in fact not normal that my internet works for 30 seconds at a time and then the connection doesn't work.
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So it was Saturday January 5th. Today we were heading to Disney Hollywood Studios.

Today DHS had AM EMH from 8 am - 9 am and the park was open from 9-9. :cheer2:

We woke up and 6 am, got ready pretty quickly and headed to the POP food court. I have to say, I enjoyed the food court much more on the days we woke up for AM EMH because it was insanely emptier. We ate our usually breakfast and headed out to the bus.

We texted Jen while we were getting ready and didn't hear back until 9 am so it's a good thing we didn't wait for them! So no EMH for them.

We must've done this all pretty quickly because we were at the park by 7:15!

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It started out as a pretty dreary looking day.

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I love the Christmas trees at the parks and the theming of them. I'm so glad they stay up into January.

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At this point I'm pretty sure I was turning and saying "See! We're not the onlyyyyy ones here 45 minutes before EMH!! I'm not crazy" to DBF. Convincing? I don't think so.

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This was the main reason for making today our DHS day. The Osborne Lights were only up until the 6th. Last trip, we missed them and I was determined to see them this time!

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The lines weren't long when we got there but they got really long very quickly and DBF ALMOST admitted there was some reason to my insistence.

Until about 7:40, we had planned to do the RD TSMM dash with everyone else in the universe. However, as we were waiting at the turnstiles, I decided to ask DBF's input (ask him how rarely this happens! :rotfl2:) He said he'd rather do ToT and RnRC and didn't care if we took our chances with TSMM. So plans changed.

So at 7:51, we were headed down Sunset Boulevard.

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Our first destination: an Aerosmith concert! We grabbed FPs and headed on! We walked right on, watched the pre-show and then we were off!

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Next up: an elevator ride from hell! DBF's favorite ride of all time!

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I guess ToT and my hair don't get along all that well:lmao:

By 8:30, we were on our way to:

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So on our first trip, we somehow missed this WHOLE AREA completely.....:confused3:confused3. Please don't ask me how. I'm just as confused as everyone else. We had a map. I had a touring plan. Pixar Place didn't cross our radar.

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The barrel of monkeys are too cute! It was just a little crowded by this point...

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We grabbed FPs with a return time of I believe 2-3 pm. Then, we decided to head back towards Sunset Blvd as we had RnRC FPs from I think 9:20-10:20 and we figured we'd hit some smaller attractions on the way.

We did the PotC Jack Sparrow thing. I guess it would be cute if you were 6 but that's it. We were highly disappointed. We thought the whole show was a pre-show and we disappointed when we were escorted out the exit..

Back on Sunset Blvd, we stopped for some Photopass of course!

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I have to say, I really wish I knew the man sitting behind us in this ride photo because his expression is PRICELESS! I really wish I could find out if it was intentional or if that was his reaction:rotfl:

HuskerFaninIL
02-19-2013, 07:39 PM
That RnRC pic was great!!!

katt789
02-19-2013, 07:50 PM
Yay for AM EMH!! Early starts at Disney are the best!

Yay for Rnr ToT, Iím so nervous and excited for RNR next trip, gonna be so scary!!

Hah! Lol to the Jack Sparrow thing! I didnít bother with it in Nov, but Iím sure weíll check it out in a few weeks! I do want to actually see what itís all about! Oh god, that man\s face on RnR is hilarious!! Awesome ride pic!!

MK2010
02-19-2013, 10:09 PM
I LOVE that Christmas tree at DHS! And tell me about the internet issue! I've been having problems too. Think our problems are related? haha! RnR is my favorite too! I'm not so wild about ToT. :-)

shan23877
02-19-2013, 11:45 PM
That guy's face is fantastic! What a great ride photo!

Sounds like you guys were having a great morning! I can't believe that TSMM's return time was already 2 pm! :scared1:

You got some great photos around RNRC and ToT! Can't wait to see your Osbourne Lights photos. :goodvibes

lvcourtneyy
02-24-2013, 09:21 AM
That RnRC pic was great!!!

Haha I definitely enjoyed it! The PP+ was great for things like this that we wouldn't have gotten to enjoy otherwise.:goodvibes

Yay for AM EMH!! Early starts at Disney are the best!

Yay for Rnr ToT, Iím so nervous and excited for RNR next trip, gonna be so scary!!

Hah! Lol to the Jack Sparrow thing! I didnít bother with it in Nov, but Iím sure weíll check it out in a few weeks! I do want to actually see what itís all about! Oh god, that man\s face on RnR is hilarious!! Awesome ride pic!!


AM EMH make me much happier than PM EMH!

I'm not gonna lie, RnR is pretty scary when it takes off. And I ride ALL rollercoasters. But it's definitely enjoyable, just don't think too much about it:lmao:

I expected so much more from the Jack Sparrow thing. I mean it was cute for what it was but I just have higher expectations for new Disney attractions lol. I hope you see it, can't wait to hear how you feel about it!

You probably won't see this before your trip but have an AMAZING time. I can't wait to hear about it when you get back!!:cheer2:


I LOVE that Christmas tree at DHS! And tell me about the internet issue! I've been having problems too. Think our problems are related? haha! RnR is my favorite too! I'm not so wild about ToT. :-)


I adore the Christmas trees. I wish my Christmas tree looked that fantastic :rotfl2:

Do you have Verizon for internet? Cause my working theory is my internet is slow cause they have that new Quantum internet that they want you to pay 10 dollars more a month for so they're messing with the regular internet to make people upgrade!


That guy's face is fantastic! What a great ride photo!

Sounds like you guys were having a great morning! I can't believe that TSMM's return time was already 2 pm! :scared1:

You got some great photos around RNRC and ToT! Can't wait to see your Osbourne Lights photos. :goodvibes

That guy's face is pretty epic. I almost want to frame the picture for HIM not us :rotfl::rotfl2:

TSMM was insanely crowded! I expected it and I knew when we decided not to head there first that we wouldn't be able to ride standby. It's a cute ride and I enjoy it (and like that I actually can tell what I'm shooting at not like on Buzz) but I don't quite get why it's SO ridiculously hard to get on.:confused3 I guess cause it's the biggest ride little kids can get on too?



Thanks everyone for being here!

lvcourtneyy
02-24-2013, 12:22 PM
So when we left off at DHS, we had just ridden RnRC! After our thrill rides, it was time for a change of pace. So what else? Time to meet some characters! Off we went to the Animation Courtyard!

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We got in line for Sorcerer Mickey before he came out for his first set starting at 10 AM.

At 10:15, here we were!

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Sorcerer Mickey enjoyed giving DBF a "pound" and did so more than once during our interaction :rotfl2: At the end when we were leaving Mickey wanted to give DBF a goodbye pound I suppose and DBF wasn't paying attention and Mickey was pretty upset.

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When we were done, we decided to go meet the Characters by the Sorcerer's Hat. I had no idea who would come out and where so we decided to just hang around and wait until they came out for their next set which started at 10:30!

It paid off because on the right side of the hat, we spotted Minnie coming out and were like the 2nd people in line to meet her. So at 10:31 AM, we were meeting her.

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Photo0286FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490066780/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0289FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488968855/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0292FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488968779/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0294FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490066478/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

After we met Minnie, we headed to the left side of the hat to see who was out and we found Donald and Daisy together!

There was a line of a decent size but not too bad because we were meeting them at 10:39!

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Photo0295FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488968617/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0299FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488968537/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0301FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488968447/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0304FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488968317/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0305FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490066000/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

We saw Goofy and Pluto meeting together and Chip and Dale meeting together across the way from the hat but they had already closed their lines when we got there so we headed on!

MK2010
02-24-2013, 08:17 PM
Score on all the character meets! I love meeting characters and Sorcerer Mickey is my favorite! I have a 14" plush Mickey that I got for $10 at an outlet store about a year ago. I sleep with him everyday. (We call him my little something on the side:lmao:) Any whoo, I'm impressed by how much you were already able to get done!

On the internet issue, we have Clear wire which everyone else seems to have great luck with, so maybe we just live in a hole! :rotfl:

lvcourtneyy
02-24-2013, 08:58 PM
Score on all the character meets! I love meeting characters and Sorcerer Mickey is my favorite! I have a 14" plush Mickey that I got for $10 at an outlet store about a year ago. I sleep with him everyday. (We call him my little something on the side:lmao:) Any whoo, I'm impressed by how much you were already able to get done!

On the internet issue, we have Clear wire which everyone else seems to have great luck with, so maybe we just live in a hole! :rotfl:

Hahaha I love meeting characters! Good score on the Sorcerer Mickey! I'm running out of room for new ones lolol

Hmmm I guess the Internet problems are widespread then ugh!

Thanks for reading!

shan23877
02-25-2013, 01:35 AM
Wow! You guys got so much done that morning! I love all of the Hollywood outfits for the characters-that's one place we've never met them. The PP borders are really cute too! I haven't seen that Minnie one before.

Love that Mickey was fist bumping with your BF! That's the kind of stuff that you remember! :goodvibes

lvcourtneyy
02-25-2013, 06:20 AM
Wow! You guys got so much done that morning! I love all of the Hollywood outfits for the characters-that's one place we've never met them. The PP borders are really cute too! I haven't seen that Minnie one before.

Love that Mickey was fist bumping with your BF! That's the kind of stuff that you remember! :goodvibes


We did get a lot done! We work well with AM EMH! They're kinda hard to meet because their last set is at like 11 and at that point, most of us are making good use of our early morning touring hours.

The non-cookie cutter character interactions definitely stand out!

Thank you for reading!

lvcourtneyy
02-25-2013, 01:38 PM
Hey guys! I'm back with another update! I'd love to hear more about anyone who may be reading so feel free to stop in with a comment! Whether it's a comment on an update, a story about your trip, a story about your life or anything, I'd love to hear from you!
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So when we left off, we had just met a slew of characters. At this point in our day, we had no real plans. So we kinda just wandered a bit and took in the sites while deciding what to do. It was fun at the time but my feet weren't too thrilled later on :rotfl2:

We looked at Voyage of the Little Mermaid but the line was pretty insane so we moved on.

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DSCN0410 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488967629/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

While wandering, we found a friend!

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DSCN0411 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490065266/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

Toy Story was of course, still mania.

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DSCN0412 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490065142/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

We were gonna wait on line for Woody and Buzz but the CM running the line said it would be about a 60 minute wait at that point so we continued on.

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DSCN0413 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488967145/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

I think we were killing time before the next Beauty and the Beast show at this point so we decided to go try to find some Monsters Inc friends and then double back.

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DSCN0414 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488967037/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

We bypassed Studio Backlot Tour and found:

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DSCN0415 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490064810/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

No one was out when we got there (10:57) but a CM said Mike would be out any minute so we jumped in the non-existant line!

Then at 10:59, we were playing with a Monster.

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Photo0307FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488966779/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0315FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488966693/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

I was pretty sad that Sully didn't come out but the CM said he wasn't meeting that day. BOO!

Beauty and the Beast started at 11:45 or something like that so we decided to slowly head that way.

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DSCN0418 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488966665/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0419 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488966531/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

We sat in the first row behind the control pit thing and I thought it'd be the perfect spot to take pictures from but obviously I was wrong because there are people's heads in all my pictures. I also said I was gonna take less pictures and focus on enjoying the show since I took so many last time. I don't think it worked.

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DSCN0421 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488966443/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0422 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488966317/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0424 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490064090/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0425 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490063988/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0426 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488966049/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0427 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488965929/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0428 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490063710/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0429 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490063610/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0430 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488965649/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0432 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490063480/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0433 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488965451/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0434 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488965345/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0435 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490063162/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0436 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488965181/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

lvcourtneyy
02-25-2013, 01:44 PM
This new update is just all the rest of my B&TB pictures! I'm sorry if it bores you but I really did only pick out my favorites to share with you but I love the show too much that I guess I have too many favorites.


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DSCN0437 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488965011/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0438 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490062752/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0441 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488964845/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0444 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488964755/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0445 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490062502/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0446 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490062378/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0447 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488964451/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0448 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490062204/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0452 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490062100/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0454 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488964145/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0456 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488963977/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0458 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488963907/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0466 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488963797/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0468 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488963737/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0471 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488963685/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0472 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488963539/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0473 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488963461/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0474 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490061204/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0476 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490061114/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0479 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490061030/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0480 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490060926/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0481 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8490060856/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0482 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488962937/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0484 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8488962829/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

Thanks for reading! Again, I'd love to hear from some more people!

johnsonginad
02-25-2013, 02:18 PM
Loving your trip report so far! I lingered for so long on those BTB pics! It's one of our favorites, and seeing pictures of it always makes me happy.

Can't wait for the next update!

lvcourtneyy
02-25-2013, 02:43 PM
Loving your trip report so far! I lingered for so long on those BTB pics! It's one of our favorites, and seeing pictures of it always makes me happy.

Can't wait for the next update!

Thank you so much! I adore BTB! It and FOTLK are definitely my favorite Disney shows. They're such high quality for in-park shows. I'm in love and can't help filming or taking 34345332 pictures:rotfl2: Glad you appreciate them!

I just snuck a peek at your PTR. How exciting that you're going in October! I'm really hoping to make it down this Fall but I'm not entirely sure it's going to happen :confused::worried: I'm excited to read about how you plan your trip!

Thank you for popping in!

MK2010
02-25-2013, 03:10 PM
I love BatB! You can never have too many pics, right?

Enchantress01
02-25-2013, 03:12 PM
Yay! Another update!:yay:

You just have the best timing when it comes to meet & greets and some great experiences too.

The B&TB pics are beautiful - you can never have enough pics of anything Disney-related.:rotfl: It's funny, on past trips, it never really mattered to me whether I saw that show or not. But now, I really want to see it. I've heard that particular Gaston is really into his role and very entertaining too. Thanks for a great preview!:)

lvcourtneyy
02-25-2013, 05:15 PM
I love BatB! You can never have too many pics, right?


I do too! I live on the philosophy that you can never have enough pictures :rotfl: Glad someone agrees with me cause most people I know in real life are a little sick of it

Yay! Another update!:yay:

You just have the best timing when it comes to meet & greets and some great experiences too.

The B&TB pics are beautiful - you can never have enough pics of anything Disney-related.:rotfl: It's funny, on past trips, it never really mattered to me whether I saw that show or not. But now, I really want to see it. I've heard that particular Gaston is really into his role and very entertaining too. Thanks for a great preview!:)

Some of our timing was definitely pure luck, but a good amount of it was me stalking characters :rotfl: Kenny the Pirate's character locator app sure helps enable my addiction!

I felt the same about Disney shows before I saw any. I figured that since I'd seen so many Broadway and Cirque shows, the Disney park version couldn't live up but I was proved wrong! Definitely make it a point to hit B&tB and FOTLK! I don't think you'll regret it. I have seen that Gaston in a lot of TRs and he was spectacular! Definitely lives up to the hype!

Thank you for reading!

MinnieDaisy
02-25-2013, 07:05 PM
I love your B&B Live pics! It's really made me look forward to seeing it. And you guys seem to have totally worked out the Meet'n'Greet timing!

johnsonginad
02-25-2013, 10:28 PM
Thank you so much! I adore BTB! It and FOTLK are definitely my favorite Disney shows. They're such high quality for in-park shows. I'm in love and can't help filming or taking 34345332 pictures:rotfl2: Glad you appreciate them!

I just snuck a peek at your PTR. How exciting that you're going in October! I'm really hoping to make it down this Fall but I'm not entirely sure it's going to happen :confused::worried: I'm excited to read about how you plan your trip!

Thank you for popping in!

You're welcome! Can't wait to read more! =)

CAStevens218
02-26-2013, 08:53 AM
I've been reading along and enjoying! Seems like you guys had a great trip so far!

You definitely can't take too many Beauty and the Beast pictures!!!! LOVE that show!

ILGoofy
02-26-2013, 11:01 AM
Enjoying things so far!

I always sit in that row behind the soundboards. I like watching the tech guys.

lvcourtneyy
02-26-2013, 12:24 PM
I love your B&B Live pics! It's really made me look forward to seeing it. And you guys seem to have totally worked out the Meet'n'Greet timing!

Thank you! B&tB is totally amazing! Hahaha we definitely became seasoned character stalkers on this trip!

Thank you for reading!:goodvibes

You're welcome! Can't wait to read more! =)

:goodvibes


I've been reading along and enjoying! Seems like you guys had a great trip so far!

You definitely can't take too many Beauty and the Beast pictures!!!! LOVE that show!

I'm glad you've been reading! Thank you for popping in! :goodvibes

Beauty and the Beast is so amazing! I'm so jealous that you had a Disney honeymoon! I'm gonna have to pop over to your TR to read about how magical it is!:thumbsup2



Enjoying things so far!

I always sit in that row behind the soundboards. I like watching the tech guys.

I actually did find myself watching the tech guys a few times. And I noticed that they had a little set of Beauty and the Beast figurines on the desk with them that I had when I was little! I only have the beast one still though :rotfl2:

Thanks for reading!

missangelalexis
02-26-2013, 04:34 PM
Joining in! I'm enjoying your trip report so far! Me and my DBF actually went around the exact same time as you so it's nice to read about someone else's experiences from that time!! :wave2:

lvcourtneyy
02-26-2013, 04:55 PM
Joining in! I'm enjoying your trip report so far! Me and my DBF actually went around the exact same time as you so it's nice to read about someone else's experiences from that time!! :wave2:

That's pretty funny! I see you guys stayed at Pop too! Where was your room? I wonder if we ever crossed paths!

Thanks for joining in!! pixiedust:

missangelalexis
02-27-2013, 08:24 AM
That's pretty funny! I see you guys stayed at Pop too! Where was your room? I wonder if we ever crossed paths!

Thanks for joining in!! pixiedust:

We were in the 70s building! It would be pretty funny if we did cross paths!

Enchantress01
02-27-2013, 09:21 AM
I actually did find myself watching the tech guys a few times. And I noticed that they had a little set of Beauty and the Beast figurines on the desk with them that I had when I was little! I only have the beast one still though :rotfl2:


Oh great! Now I'll have to see B&TB twice. Once to watch the stage and once to watch the techy guys! :rotfl2::rotfl: I'm ridiculous, I love anything technical and hate to miss any Disney detail!!! :lmao: Too cute about the figurines.

Thanks for the app tip Courtney. That and sharpening my character stalking skills will really come in handy. :lmao:

tammilynne
02-27-2013, 09:57 AM
I just found your trip report and read through all of it :)

Loved your pictures!

dragonflydoll2
02-27-2013, 10:46 AM
Just started reading your report, Loving it!!!
:cool1:

shan23877
02-27-2013, 12:16 PM
Great BatB photos! I would have been watching the tech guys too. :lmao:

You can't have too many BatB pics-that's why I have 1000. :rotfl:

lvcourtneyy
02-28-2013, 12:23 AM
We were in the 70s building! It would be pretty funny if we did cross paths!

We were in the 50s, building 2! You'll have to look for yourself in the background of my pictures :rotfl2:

Oh great! Now I'll have to see B&TB twice. Once to watch the stage and once to watch the techy guys! :rotfl2::rotfl: I'm ridiculous, I love anything technical and hate to miss any Disney detail!!! :lmao: Too cute about the figurines.

Thanks for the app tip Courtney. That and sharpening my character stalking skills will really come in handy. :lmao:

:rotfl2::rotfl2: Disney sure does have a way with making us want to see every little detail!

Character stalking is becoming my favorite hobby :lmao::thumbsup2


I just found your trip report and read through all of it :)

Loved your pictures!

Aw thank you for reading! Glad you're enjoying!!:goodvibes

Just started reading your report, Loving it!!!
:cool1:

Welcome! Thank you for reading! So glad you like it! :goodvibes

Great BatB photos! I would have been watching the tech guys too. :lmao:

You can't have too many BatB pics-that's why I have 1000. :rotfl:

:lmao: The tech guys did add a new element to the show! Next time, I'll have to try to discreetly add some pictures of them to my collection without them thinking I'm totally creepy!

I knew I could count on Disboarders to understand the 17 billion pictures! :rotfl2:

Thank you for reading!

jmendez24
02-28-2013, 10:35 AM
Joining in. I love all the pictures! The more, the merrier!! :thumbsup2 We were there the 3rd-9th. Maybe I need to see if I see you in any of my pictures. :rotfl2:

lvcourtneyy
02-28-2013, 11:57 AM
Joining in. I love all the pictures! The more, the merrier!! :thumbsup2 We were there the 3rd-9th. Maybe I need to see if I see you in any of my pictures. :rotfl2:

Thanks for joining!! Glad you appreciate the pictures lol!

How funny! Where did you stay?

jmendez24
02-28-2013, 12:01 PM
Thanks for joining!! Glad you appreciate the pictures lol!

How funny! Where did you stay?

We stayed at Port Orleans, French Qtr.

lvcourtneyy
02-28-2013, 12:49 PM
We stayed at Port Orleans, French Qtr.

Ohh I'm sure it was gorgeous! Are you doing a trip report?

jmendez24
02-28-2013, 12:50 PM
Ohh I'm sure it was gorgeous! Are you doing a trip report?

no, I think about doing one, but it never happens. I'm not that great of a writer. lol.

lvcourtneyy
02-28-2013, 01:19 PM
no, I think about doing one, but it never happens. I'm not that great of a writer. lol.

I felt the same way before I started writing! It does take a significant amount of time!

lvcourtneyy
02-28-2013, 01:33 PM
So I'm a little fuzzy on what we did after Beauty and the Beast. I think this was when we decided it was snack time because we still had some time to kill before our TSMM FP window opened. DBF decided he wanted a cinnamon sugar pretzel which guess what? NOT all the pretzel stands have.

On our trek, I guess I decided to stop for any and every photopass photographer!

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This is one of my favorites!:

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Since we had some time to kill, we decided to walk the LONG way around to TSMM, thinking we'd find a cinnamon sugar pretzel for sure.

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So while walking around, we did something TOTALLY stalkerish. We saw a woman with a cream cheese pretzel so we decided to ask her where she got it :rotfl: Luckily, she was the nicest person and didn't think we were creepy! She pointed us to the pretzel stand and offered us her extra cream-cheese pretzel! She said she wanted a different pretzel but they gave her the cream cheese one and since they had already handed it to her, let her keep it and gave her the right pretzel so she wasn't going to eat it! She said she knew it was kinda strange to take food from strangers but she promised she was just a nice lady with an extra pretzel! So we happily took the pretzel, and thanked her! If any of you out here are here, thanks! You're awesome for spreading pixie dust! pixiedust:

I ate the cream cheese pretzel which I had been dying to try but never had and it was SO amazing! When we got to the pretzel cart, he was sold out of cinnamon sugar pretzels! DBF was very disappointed and decided since he couldn't have one, he wanted ice cream so we backtracked ALL THE WAY to the ice cream stand outside of B&tB where we ran into Jen, Rick and Presley who had just watched B&tB after us. I think they headed to Little Mermaid, and after all our walking in circles, it was time for our first TSMM ride!

MK2010
02-28-2013, 10:38 PM
Of course you had to stop for every photopass photog you had PP! Its mandatory!:lmao:

Its not at all stalkerish to ask the lady where she got her pretzel. I haven't posted the pic on my TR yet where I held some random lady's beer while she took a pic of me holding it. Wait til I get to THAT story.:thumbsup2

I can't believe after all that trekking through the park they were out!:rolleyes: Poor guy.:sad2:

Enchantress01
03-01-2013, 07:35 AM
Its not at all stalkerish to ask the lady where she got her pretzel. I haven't posted the pic on my TR yet where I held some random lady's beer while she took a pic of me holding it. Wait til I get to THAT story.:thumbsup2


aahhaahhaa!:rotfl2::rotfl::lmao:Too funny about the cream cheese pretzel Courtney. Only at Disney. I have lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and normally wouldn't even give a stranger eye contact. But Disney's different. My DH cringes when I take off to ask strangers where they got their food or their perfect Disney shirts, shoes, etc. What? Time is valueable, and I am not about to give up my Soarin, EE, RNR or MS(Mission Space) time, so why not just ask, right! :lmao:
THERE IS NO STALKING AT DISNEY just neighbors helping neighbors stay on the fastlane to the magic!pixiedust::lmao:

I sooo want to hear that beer story too. :goodvibes

Pikester
03-01-2013, 09:26 AM
I stalk for funnel cake! ::yes::

Great trip report and love the pictures!

jmendez24
03-01-2013, 09:27 AM
I felt the same way before I started writing! It does take a significant amount of time!

yes. I work full time and I'm afraid it may take me a year or so before I finish. By that time, I'll probably have taken another trip. lol.

BUT, I am enjoying yours. :thumbsup2

shan23877
03-01-2013, 12:36 PM
Great PP pics! I love the smooching one too. :goodvibes

We've done that walk for popcorn/pretzel/frozen coke :lmao: It is kind of a nice way to explore the park!

Yay for an extra pretzel!! I've been wanting to try the cream cheese pretzel myself. Maybe next time!

lvcourtneyy
03-02-2013, 07:51 PM
Of course you had to stop for every photopass photog you had PP! Its mandatory!:lmao:

Its not at all stalkerish to ask the lady where she got her pretzel. I haven't posted the pic on my TR yet where I held some random lady's beer while she took a pic of me holding it. Wait til I get to THAT story.:thumbsup2

I can't believe after all that trekking through the park they were out!:rolleyes: Poor guy.:sad2:

Lol it definitely is mandatory in my book!

hahahaha I can not wait to hear that story! Glad you don't think I'm scary! :rotfl2:

Yeah poor guy and poor me :rotfl: Just kidding. He is obsessed with bodybuilding and follows a very strict diet for most of the year until we're on vacation so I try to indulge him and find whatever he wants to eat on the rare occasion that he can. That's why after that whole trek, we walked back across the whole park for ice cream :rotfl::thumbsup2

aahhaahhaa!:rotfl2::rotfl::lmao:Too funny about the cream cheese pretzel Courtney. Only at Disney. I have lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and normally wouldn't even give a stranger eye contact. But Disney's different. My DH cringes when I take off to ask strangers where they got their food or their perfect Disney shirts, shoes, etc. What? Time is valueable, and I am not about to give up my Soarin, EE, RNR or MS(Mission Space) time, so why not just ask, right! :lmao:
THERE IS NO STALKING AT DISNEY just neighbors helping neighbors stay on the fastlane to the magic!pixiedust::lmao:

I sooo want to hear that beer story too. :goodvibes

You are 100% correct. Things like that really are only ok in Disney! I am from NYC also and I am totally with you about not even making eye contact with strangers. The magic of Disney prevails again! :cheer2:

Good point! It is a waste of expensive and valuable time to search without asking!

I stalk for funnel cake! ::yes::

Great trip report and love the pictures!

Thank you! :goodvibes

Funnel Cake is most definitely worthy of stalking!!:thumbsup2

yes. I work full time and I'm afraid it may take me a year or so before I finish. By that time, I'll probably have taken another trip. lol.

BUT, I am enjoying yours. :thumbsup2

Very good point lol! Glad you're enjoying! :goodvibes

Great PP pics! I love the smooching one too. :goodvibes

We've done that walk for popcorn/pretzel/frozen coke :lmao: It is kind of a nice way to explore the park!

Yay for an extra pretzel!! I've been wanting to try the cream cheese pretzel myself. Maybe next time!

Aw thank you! I love PP!

I'm so glad we aren't the only crazy snack hunters:rotfl2: This is true, it was a much slower paced way to take in the sights instead of when we're running from one attraction to another!

You definitely need to try the cream cheese pretzel! So amazing:goodvibes

Enchantress01
03-03-2013, 10:51 AM
Oh wait! When I said - THERE IS NO STALKING AT DISNEY - I didn't mean, we don't do it. I mean - in Disney, it's not considered stalking, it's perfectly normal!:rolleyes1 :rotfl2: WE MOST DEFINITELY STALK for characters, food, and whatever else we need. Just stay stealthy my friends.:rotfl2::rotfl::lmao:

lvcourtneyy
03-04-2013, 09:55 AM
Oh wait! When I said - THERE IS NO STALKING AT DISNEY - I didn't mean, we don't do it. I mean - in Disney, it's not considered stalking, it's perfectly normal!:rolleyes1 :rotfl2: WE MOST DEFINITELY STALK for characters, food, and whatever else we need. Just stay stealthy my friends.:rotfl2::rotfl::lmao:

Hahaha very true. There is no stalking at Disney. Just normal...surveying for answers to things you're looking for ! :rotfl:

lvcourtneyy
03-04-2013, 10:53 AM
It was finally time to use our FPs for our first ride on TSMM!

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Verdict?: We enjoyed the ride. It was really cute. I like it better than Buzz because I can actually see what I'm shooting at. AND I won at this one :lmao: However, I don't necessarily see WHY the wait times are always so so so insane for it. I guess it does go back to the little kids being able to ride factor. But I really don't see any little kid waiting on that long of a line.

lvcourtneyy
03-04-2013, 11:09 AM
After our time with the toys, I guess we had another set of ToT FPs to use cause we headed there next (with PP pictures on the way obviously!)

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The photographer told us to look scared. Guess I was the only one who listened.:lmao:

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While we were doing this, it seems like Presley was meeting a friend!

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Enchantress01
03-04-2013, 11:37 AM
Wow, what a gorgeous day! The weather looks amazing. Your TSMM pics are great. I agree, I don't get why the lines are still so insanely long:confused3, but I do like it better than Buzz.::yes::

Presley looks so cute in her Snow White dress. She's a real princess!princess:

Your TOT pics really make me miss how fun that ride is. I love speed and drops and always think I'll get used to that ride, but never! It's so fun and unexpected each time!!!!:Pinkbounc:ccat::earseek:

shan23877
03-04-2013, 01:47 PM
I love TSMM, but I agree the lines are out of control. Didn't you love the queue?

I've never seen the Chip magic shot before! I love it! I have got to get over my fear of asking to get those shots. I really love them.

Preseley looks so sweet in her dress. :goodvibes

missangelalexis
03-04-2013, 02:02 PM
Ahh I LOVE your Beauty & The Beast magic shots!! ::jealous:: :p

wiigirl
03-04-2013, 02:12 PM
Loved you update! :)

lvcourtneyy
03-04-2013, 02:32 PM
Wow, what a gorgeous day! The weather looks amazing. Your TSMM pics are great. I agree, I don't get why the lines are still so insanely long:confused3, but I do like it better than Buzz.::yes::

Presley looks so cute in her Snow White dress. She's a real princess!princess:

Your TOT pics really make me miss how fun that ride is. I love speed and drops and always think I'll get used to that ride, but never! It's so fun and unexpected each time!!!!:Pinkbounc:ccat::earseek:

It was a gorgeous day and it got HOT! You'll notice I started the day with a jacket on but quickly ended up without it :rotfl2:

Aw thank you! She definitely ate up the attention and fun of dressing like a princess.

ToT is unexpected no matter how many times you ride it! I thought I'd get used to it at some point but NOPE still a heart attack each time and I ride all roller coasters :lmao:

I love TSMM, but I agree the lines are out of control. Didn't you love the queue?

I've never seen the Chip magic shot before! I love it! I have got to get over my fear of asking to get those shots. I really love them.

Preseley looks so sweet in her dress. :goodvibes

I do love the queue so much! The only reason I'm sad we didn't ride standby is because we didn't get to see the Mr. Potato Head and other elements that everyone talks about!

We are definitely in the same boat with magic shots! We had pre-purchased PP+ so more than one photographer told us to ask them for magic shots but for some reason I feel strange about asking. I feel like they should just automatically offer if they're capable. I've seen people politely decline if they don't want to pose for the shot but I was also waiting for a photographer who I watched do a magic shot for the people in front of us and then didn't offer us the option:confused3

It is definitely one of my goals for next trip to try to work up the courage to ask for more of them!

Thank you! She loved being a little princess!:goodvibes

Ahh I LOVE your Beauty & The Beast magic shots!! ::jealous:: :p

Aw thanks! I adore them too! I wish we had gotten more different ones. I think we only got that one and the tinkerbell ones :goodvibes

Loved you update! :)

Thank you!! :goodvibes

katt789
03-04-2013, 06:00 PM
Iíve missed so much! Time to catch up!! Haha. Love the interaction with Mickey, thatís great! I actually have never met any of the characters out at the hat, Iíve always been busy doing shows or rides and just figure I can meet them somewhere else! Theyíre outfits are super cute!

I find that I end up running around DHS in circles too, its definitely the park I end up walking the most in, thereís always so much doubling back for fast passes and shows and stuff!

Baha! I always end up taking a million photos of the shows even if Iím going to Ďenjoy itĒ it just never works out! Aww! Super cute photopass photos!! Yay for free pretzels! How awesome haha!

I love TSM!1 Ihave to agree that itís way better than buzz, I can never figure out how to actually hit the targets on that one, haha! The line always being so long doesnít really make sense either, but itís super popular! And awesome!

Yay for lots of photopass pics! I definitely try to stop at everyone I can, it just makes it awesome, and I mean, if you already paid for it, why not?! Lol. Great updates!!

lvcourtneyy
03-05-2013, 02:52 PM
I’ve missed so much! Time to catch up!! Haha. Love the interaction with Mickey, that’s great! I actually have never met any of the characters out at the hat, I’ve always been busy doing shows or rides and just figure I can meet them somewhere else! They’re outfits are super cute!

I find that I end up running around DHS in circles too, its definitely the park I end up walking the most in, there’s always so much doubling back for fast passes and shows and stuff!

Baha! I always end up taking a million photos of the shows even if I’m going to ‘enjoy it” it just never works out! Aww! Super cute photopass photos!! Yay for free pretzels! How awesome haha!

I love TSM!1 Ihave to agree that it’s way better than buzz, I can never figure out how to actually hit the targets on that one, haha! The line always being so long doesn’t really make sense either, but it’s super popular! And awesome!

Yay for lots of photopass pics! I definitely try to stop at everyone I can, it just makes it awesome, and I mean, if you already paid for it, why not?! Lol. Great updates!!


You had the best excuse for missing some updates lol! Yeah it's strange how early they have them stop meeting at the hat but I guess it's their attempt to give parents with little kids something to do in the morning other than sprint to TSM loll.

Haha I take 1000 pictures of everything and at Disney my problem just becomes that much worse!

TSM is pretty awesome! I wish it was easier to ride though.

Definitely my logic with the photo pass pictures. I figure the more pictures we get, the less each one costs lol!

lvcourtneyy
03-10-2013, 10:45 AM
Hello! Sorry for the delay but it's been a whirlwind week here! I FINALLY got a nursing job but I literally had my first interview Tuesday, second interview Wednesday then on Wednesday night they called me to tell me I got the job and had to go in Thursday to do paperwork and Friday I started orientation. Luckily, my boss was understanding when I gave him one day's notice that I couldn't come in. But my new job in Monday-Friday and I'm still working at my old job on Saturday's until they find a replacement so I'm finally sitting down to breathe now!

Also, on Wednesday night, DBF and I saw Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, which I had already seen but he hadn't and the show is so so awesome! And when we left the theater we saw Tom Hanks cause he's starring in another show on Broadway! I wish i had gotten a picture!

Anyway, without further ado, we return to Hollywood Studios!
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Our next destination was to meet Buzz and Woody!

We got on line at about 3 because their next set was starting at 3:15. When we got online, there was a bunch of people online outside but since they weren't meeting, there was no one waiting inside so the line wasn't as long as it seemed. We were walking in here at 3:16.
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At 3:30 it was our turn to hang out with some toys!
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After this, DBF and I had minor meltdowns. We had been trying to connect with Jen and Rick all day to meet up and do some stuff together and it kept not working out and they were getting frustrated that they kept running into long lines and we felt bad that they might've been not enjoying themselves but we told them the key is getting there early, especially for AM EMH. Then, the discussion of meeting for a sit down dinner came up AGAIN and I told everyone that we didn't make an ADR but we could try to see if there was anything available during the first Fantasmic cause that's where everyone would be and then DBF wanted to know why we weren't seeing the first Fantasmic and then I got annoyed because I'd been planning the trip for months and telling him/asking for his suggestions on plans and his answer was "I don't care, I'll do whatever you want" but then when we got there everyone wanted to change all my plans around.

Yeah it was rough for a few minutes. Luckily we recovered quickly and headed onto The Great Movie Ride.

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I didn't take any ride pictures here for whatever reason.

To illustrate how much we failed at coordinating today, Presley was meeting Buzz and Woody right after us!

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hobbs6799
03-10-2013, 02:24 PM
Congratulations on the Job!!!! I am so happy for you.

lvcourtneyy
03-10-2013, 02:30 PM
Congratulations on the Job!!!! I am so happy for you.

Aw you're too sweet! Thank you so much:goodvibes

missangelalexis
03-11-2013, 07:49 AM
Congratulations on the new job! :yay:

shan23877
03-11-2013, 08:31 AM
Congratulations on your new job!

I had to smile when I read about your rough patch because I can so relate. For months Bryan will tell me he doesn't care what we do, but then we're there and he's all "why aren't we eating there? Why didn't we do that?" Makes me want to scream. Luckily this trip he's getting much more involved. :thumbsup2

That's great luck finding Buzz and Woody with only a 15 minute wait! Last trip we didn't even meet them together because the line was alway 45 minutes or longer!

katt789
03-11-2013, 02:07 PM
I really like the queue for buzz and woody, so much stuff to play around in! And it helps pass the time, I wish there was more stuff like that in character lines, haha!

Ugh, that really sucks about everyone just not being on the same page. I lucked out with Mom really just following whatever I wanted to do, and other trips have been so laid back that it doesn't really matter, we've had the whole "i wanna do a sit down meal" "uhm...we can't" conversations so many times though..

lvcourtneyy
03-11-2013, 05:52 PM
Congratulations on the new job! :yay:

Thank you so much! :goodvibes

Congratulations on your new job!

I had to smile when I read about your rough patch because I can so relate. For months Bryan will tell me he doesn't care what we do, but then we're there and he's all "why aren't we eating there? Why didn't we do that?" Makes me want to scream. Luckily this trip he's getting much more involved. :thumbsup2

That's great luck finding Buzz and Woody with only a 15 minute wait! Last trip we didn't even meet them together because the line was alway 45 minutes or longer!

Thank you so much! :goodvibes

Yup that sounds pretty much exactly how it goes here too :lmao: It's pretty frustrating because I really do want his input but he waits until it's too late to give it to me!

The line was SO long all the time! The only reason we caught them was cause I knew that's when their next set started and because it was during the parade or we would've missed them too! :rotfl2:


I really like the queue for buzz and woody, so much stuff to play around in! And it helps pass the time, I wish there was more stuff like that in character lines, haha!

Ugh, that really sucks about everyone just not being on the same page. I lucked out with Mom really just following whatever I wanted to do, and other trips have been so laid back that it doesn't really matter, we've had the whole "i wanna do a sit down meal" "uhm...we can't" conversations so many times though..

The queue is awesome! They should have those in more lines.

Yeah I feel like in the months before the trip I spoke to myself :rotfl2: The meal thing was the worst but now that we're all on the same ADR wavelength and the cost of Disney dining, future trips should be much better!

jmendez24
03-12-2013, 12:24 PM
Yay for the new job!!! Great news! Congratulations!:thumbsup2

lvcourtneyy
03-14-2013, 06:24 PM
Yay for the new job!!! Great news! Congratulations!:thumbsup2

Thank you so much!! :goodvibes

roberrl187
03-14-2013, 07:23 PM
Great trip report!!! I love all of the pictures.

4Minnies1Mickey
03-14-2013, 08:37 PM
Love the pictures! Thanks for sharing!!!

lvcourtneyy
03-15-2013, 05:30 PM
Great trip report!!! I love all of the pictures.


Aw thank you! Thanks for reading! :goodvibes

Love the pictures! Thanks for sharing!!!

Thank you so much! :goodvibes

Enchantress01
03-17-2013, 07:43 AM
Congratulations on your new job!! :woohoo: So happy for you!

Sounds like you had an amazing time at Phantom and the Tom Hanks siting is an extra bonus. :cool1:

I love the cue for the Buzz and Woody meet and greet. It's so creative. Using your great character stalking tips, I hope we can catch them next trip. The Great Movie Ride cue never disappoints either. There are always so many interesting props, costumes, etc. from the movies in there. But really, is it too much to change out those creepy, dusty trees in the loading area?:eek: I'm surprised because we all know Disney's eye for exquisite detail. But pleeeease, change out those trees!!! :lmao: Rant over.:rolleyes1

Thanks for the great TR and pics that feel like being there until I get a ticker again. :goodvibes

dmoore718
03-17-2013, 09:02 AM
LOVE the updates!!! We were there around the same time as you. Jan. 5-13. We stayed at AOA because now we have 3 kids over 3. We loved it but also love POP. It was a magical trip and I cried when it was over. How about the awesome weather that week!! I couldn't believe how hot it was. My brother and his family went the first week in March and froze!!! I'm starting nursing school in September so CONGRATS on the job!!!!!

lvcourtneyy
03-17-2013, 07:20 PM
So this update has been delayed because:
a) Officially working Monday- Friday 8:30- 4:30 has proven more taxing than I thought! I'm officially an adult :eek:
b) I'm not entirely sure what we did next! :laughing:
I've managed to patch together a rough outline however so here goes!
************************************************** ****

When we last left off, we were recovering from a melt down and Presley was meeting Buzz and Woody.

We got off the GMR at 5 and I have ONE picture.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8382/8528840808_53ed420a5d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8528840808/)
DSCN0545 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8528840808/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

This was taken at 5:25. So it's my best guess that this is when we decided to walk over to the Streets of America to see if the Osborne lights were on yet because I know we were sitting on a curb waiting when we saw Mulch, Sweat and Shears start performing and decided to stick around and listen for a bit.

Next, it seemed like we decided the lights weren't coming on and decided to go see the Little Mermaid show. I had no idea DBF liked this show but all day he kept asking to do it and all day the line kept being horrendous. When we got there, it was still INSANELY long even though I was hoping it would empty out while people were at the first Fantasmic but no such luck. I think it was about 6 and there was supposed to be a 6:15 show but the time said 6:40 or something around there. The guy said we may or may not make it into the 6:15 show that's why it was posted 6:45. Grr.

We decided to wait anyway and hope for the best. They kept letting people in and fastpass people kept coming and we were like oh there's no hope. BUT then we made it! We were one of the last groups! Success!

For some reason Flickr re-ordered my pictures so they're all jumbled!

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DSCN0549 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8528840480/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0548 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8527727199/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0546 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8528840714/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0550 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8527726969/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0553 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8527726861/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0554 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8527726765/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0555 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8527726627/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

After this, we made a quick dash over to see the Osborne lights! I had been waiting all day for them!

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DSCN0558 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8528839914/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0559 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8527726305/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

However, it was now 6:45, the lights were packed and we realized we should eat something before we lined up for the 2nd Fantasmic showing. We headed to ABC Commissary for the 2nd time that day. I know the first didn't make it into an update but I know it happened. I know ABC gets a lot of hate on the Disboards but we enjoy it. The food is typical fast food but it tastes good and it's never crowded. We ate and headed over to line up for Fantasmic!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8098/8527726125_ae5a7cce35.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8527726125/)
DSCN0564 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8527726125/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8367/8528839432_525f9930b0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8528839432/)
DSCN0567 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8528839432/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

While in line, I took some pictures of a nighttime TOT!

For some reason, my Fantasmic pictures aren't uploaded onto Flickr so we'll have to pick that up next time!

lvcourtneyy
03-17-2013, 07:28 PM
Congratulations on your new job!! :woohoo: So happy for you!

Sounds like you had an amazing time at Phantom and the Tom Hanks siting is an extra bonus. :cool1:

I love the cue for the Buzz and Woody meet and greet. It's so creative. Using your great character stalking tips, I hope we can catch them next trip. The Great Movie Ride cue never disappoints either. There are always so many interesting props, costumes, etc. from the movies in there. But really, is it too much to change out those creepy, dusty trees in the loading area?:eek: I'm surprised because we all know Disney's eye for exquisite detail. But pleeeease, change out those trees!!! :lmao: Rant over.:rolleyes1

Thanks for the great TR and pics that feel like being there until I get a ticker again. :goodvibes

Aw thank you so much!!:goodvibes

Phantom was awesome! I've seen it before but I've also read the book in French :rotfl: in high school and I've been obsessed since but DBF hadn't and he's obsessed too now!:thumbsup2

That queue is awesome but you definitely have to catch them at the beginning of a set because all day the line was unbearably long!

:rotfl2::rotfl2: Hmm I don't know that I've ever noticed the trees but next time I'm going to have to pay attention!! We all have our things that bother us so please, rant away!

Aw you're too sweet! No problem, glad you're enjoying! I hope you get to go back soon! DBF and I are both officially employed now so I'm hoping the September trip I already have planned (and booked ....:rotfl:) can become official!


LOVE the updates!!! We were there around the same time as you. Jan. 5-13. We stayed at AOA because now we have 3 kids over 3. We loved it but also love POP. It was a magical trip and I cried when it was over. How about the awesome weather that week!! I couldn't believe how hot it was. My brother and his family went the first week in March and froze!!! I'm starting nursing school in September so CONGRATS on the job!!!!!

Aw I love hearing about others who were there the same time as us! I'm so jealous you stayed at AoA! It looks so awesome. I cried too when it was over! I hate the end of trips.

The weather was so so HOT! It was crazy but enjoyable at the same time!

Thank you so much! :goodvibes Ah good luck with nursing school! I'm not going to lie, it was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. I give a lot of credit to the people who do it with kids! There were some days that I was lucky I got myself showered and fed :rotfl: Keep in touch after you start. If you ever have any questions or need help, let me know! :thumbsup2

katt789
03-17-2013, 07:48 PM
Yay! Glad you guys got over to the lights, they're so freaking beautiful, I seriously cannot describe them, and pictures never do them justice, it's just something you have to see in person!

Excited for Fantasmic!

lvcourtneyy
03-18-2013, 01:56 PM
Yay! Glad you guys got over to the lights, they're so freaking beautiful, I seriously cannot describe them, and pictures never do them justice, it's just something you have to see in person!

Excited for Fantasmic!

I know the lights are seriously my favorite place on earth! It is definitely impossible to explain to anyone unless they see it! There are more light pictures to follow!

lvcourtneyy
03-27-2013, 04:02 PM
Sorry for the delay guys! Since I got my new job, I basically had to give my old job a day's notice that I was leaving so I'm still working there on the weekends while they train my replacement so I'm in the middle of working 14 days straight without a day off :scared1:

When we left off, we were in line for Fantasmic!

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Still 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8595283489/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8595283483/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8596384514/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8596384504/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 5 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8596384476/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 6 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8595283427/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 8 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8595283371/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 9 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8596384392/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 11 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8595283313/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 12 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8596384318/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8595283295/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 14 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8596384312/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 15 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8596384300/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 17 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8595283223/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 18 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8595283219/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 19 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8596384258/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 20 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8595283179/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 21 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8596384198/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 22 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8595283163/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 23 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8595283175/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 24 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8596384172/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

lvcourtneyy
03-27-2013, 04:34 PM
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Still 25 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8596384158/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 26 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8596384140/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 27 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8596384118/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

After the show and the terrible exit that always makes me think about how I would die if there was a fire, we were at the end of the window for a fastpass for ToT we pulled some time earlier.

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Photo0410FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8528839354/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

I'd like to point out that we rode ToT numerous times in the daylight and DBF chose the one ride when it was dark to attempt to videotape it.

After this, we had a mission. I had ensured earlier that the Osborne lights would be on (and the photopass photographers would be there) after the park closed so that we'd be able to see them for longer and with fewer crowds. So, we headed across the park.

Of course we stopped for photopass pictures on our way. I thought the photographers would be gone by the time we left the park after seeing the lights later since the park would be closed but apparently I was wrong.

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Photo0412FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8527725785/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

Then we were at the lights! This quickly became my favorite place on earth.

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DSCN0582 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8527725689/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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lvcourtneyy
03-27-2013, 04:42 PM
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So amazing. I could've spent hours just standing there but finally DBF decided it was time to go because we had been there for more than 12 hours at this point so we left, with our last round of photopass pictures on our way out.

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We headed back to our hotel and I think we stopped at the food court for some snacks and then went to sleep because we were excited for our first MAGIC KINGDOM day tomorrow! :love:

Enchantress01
03-27-2013, 05:01 PM
:wave2:

Your Fantasmic! pics are great! I'm not so crazy about the storyline but the special affects are amazing.pixiedust: And that riverboat full of characters. I just want to jump aboard every time I see it.:laughing:

I agree the Fantasmic! exit is a frightful thing. :scared1: Then you get out of it with your life and forget about it as you head to your next adventure! :dance3:

Your TOT ride pic is priceless!!! :lmao::rotfl2::rotfl: The whole car is hilarious! But you and your DBF are the best!

lvcourtneyy
03-27-2013, 08:29 PM
:wave2:

Your Fantasmic! pics are great! I'm not so crazy about the storyline but the special affects are amazing.pixiedust: And that riverboat full of characters. I just want to jump aboard every time I see it.:laughing:

I agree the Fantasmic! exit is a frightful thing. :scared1: Then you get out of it with your life and forget about it as you head to your next adventure! :dance3:

Your TOT ride pic is priceless!!! :lmao::rotfl2::rotfl: The whole car is hilarious! But you and your DBF are the best!

I totally agree about the boat of characters! It would be a dream come true to be on that boat.

:rotfl2: Your assessment of the Fantasmic! exit is completely accurate.

Hahaha thank you! We did end up with some hilarious (and hilariously strange/awkward) ride photos from this trip! :goodvibes

cfw213
03-27-2013, 09:49 PM
Woo I am finally caught up on your TR - I had to take notes!! First off, you and your DBF are seriously adorable together! I love the RNRC pics where you guys are holding hands! Makes me even more excited to share Disney with my DH for the first time this fall.

You had a busy Epcot day! Presley is soo adorable and you guys met an impressive amount of characters! It seems really crowded and its a shame the rest of your family couldn't make rope drop! I'm jealous of all those yummy snacks - you're making me hungry!!

Backtracking - I need to see La Nouba! And Splitsville looks awesome, I love that Minnie Mouse bowling ball. I may need to add it to the list next time...

You have the same bday as my sister! Haha, I know so many people with February birthdays - mine was the 13th! Also, congrats on the new job :)

How fantastic were the Osbourne lights?? I probably won't make another Christmastime trip until 2015 but I can't wait to see them again! Also, I feel the same way as you about TSM - it was cute and I really liked it, but I just don't get why you would wait 2 hours in line for it. Granted, my personal wait time limit is like 20-30 minutes for ANY ride, but it would be RNRC or TOT before TSM...but then again, I don't have kiddos!

Ok, I think I'm all caught up - carry on :)

Fantasyland Mom
03-27-2013, 09:59 PM
I just wanted to let you know that I am all caught up! I had to catch up slowly because of how busy we've been lately, but I'm there! Can't wait to read more about your trip :goodvibes.

shan23877
03-27-2013, 11:40 PM
I am so glad that we've actually carved out time to see Fantasmic this trip. We've always meant to see it and end up skipping it. It looks awesome!

You got some amazing pictures of the Osbourne Lights! I don't blame you for not wanting to leave-if I ever get to see them I'm sure I'll be the same way.

Love the hoodie you were wearing!

Sounds like you've been working like a mad woman! I hope you get some time off soon!

missangelalexis
03-28-2013, 07:41 AM
Sorry you have been so busy, I hope things slow down for you soon! Loved your update, especially your pictures of the lights! Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to see them on our trip, which I was bummed about :(

katt789
03-28-2013, 10:52 AM
Yay! Thats crazy that the new job has been that crazy! I'm so glad I'm always guaranteed at least one day off a week, even if I do dance that day ahaha.

Ugh, fantasmic. Great pics of it! I find it so hard to photograph sometimes!

Osbourne lights are so pretty! I didn't even notice the pp's out there, but then again I didn't have the cd pre paid that time so I just didn't bother haha.

Excited to read all about the MK day!

lvcourtneyy
03-30-2013, 01:10 PM
Woo I am finally caught up on your TR - I had to take notes!! First off, you and your DBF are seriously adorable together! I love the RNRC pics where you guys are holding hands! Makes me even more excited to share Disney with my DH for the first time this fall.

You had a busy Epcot day! Presley is soo adorable and you guys met an impressive amount of characters! It seems really crowded and its a shame the rest of your family couldn't make rope drop! I'm jealous of all those yummy snacks - you're making me hungry!!

Backtracking - I need to see La Nouba! And Splitsville looks awesome, I love that Minnie Mouse bowling ball. I may need to add it to the list next time...

You have the same bday as my sister! Haha, I know so many people with February birthdays - mine was the 13th! Also, congrats on the new job :)

How fantastic were the Osbourne lights?? I probably won't make another Christmastime trip until 2015 but I can't wait to see them again! Also, I feel the same way as you about TSM - it was cute and I really liked it, but I just don't get why you would wait 2 hours in line for it. Granted, my personal wait time limit is like 20-30 minutes for ANY ride, but it would be RNRC or TOT before TSM...but then again, I don't have kiddos!

Ok, I think I'm all caught up - carry on :)

Aw thank you for taking the time to catch up, and thanks for the compliment! :goodvibes

The only ride photo we bought on our first trip was us holding hands on RNRC so I've deemed it tradition and now essential to every trip! :rotfl2: How exciting to go with your DH! I'm sure it will be that much more magical to share it with him!

Thank you, I do think she is an adorable little munchkin! It was VERY crowded at Epcot that day. Crowds didn't die down until later that week.

La Nouba is amazing. I highly recommend seeing it! Splitsville did look great. We only spent a few minutes looking around and we intended to go back later in the week to bowl but never had time!

AH how awesome that your sister and I share a birthday! Shan23877's daughter Maddie also shares our day! I love it.

The Osborne lights really are my favorite place on earth now. I could forgo all other Christmas decorations just to see them! :rotfl2: We have only ever gone after Christmas, but I do hope to make a November/early December trip one year. It looks like it may be 2015 by then for us too. This year we are (still unofficially!) going September, 2014 the idea of another September trip is going around with Chris' sister again and then that leaves us in 2015 :lmao:

Totally agree about not waiting on lines. Especially with "free" Fastpasses. And also agreed, until we have kids in the picture, we prefer to use our RD time for ToT and RNRC. I would like to see the standby queue of TSMM though so maybe I'll have to steal your trick of sneaking in at the end of the night and hopefully there won't be a wait!

I just wanted to let you know that I am all caught up! I had to catch up slowly because of how busy we've been lately, but I'm there! Can't wait to read more about your trip :goodvibes.

I appreciate you catching up! No worries, totally understand about being busy! Especially because I feel like I have no time to breathe and I have 0 kids and you have 3 :rotfl:

I am so glad that we've actually carved out time to see Fantasmic this trip. We've always meant to see it and end up skipping it. It looks awesome!

You got some amazing pictures of the Osbourne Lights! I don't blame you for not wanting to leave-if I ever get to see them I'm sure I'll be the same way.

Love the hoodie you were wearing!

Sounds like you've been working like a mad woman! I hope you get some time off soon!

I think you guys will really enjoy Fantasmic! It is a pain to try to see sometimes with the waiting and the crowds leaving but I really like it. And I think Maddie will love all the characters (especially all the princess boats)!

The Osborne lights are, in my opinion, the most fantastic things in the world.

Thank you! My mom gave it to me for Christmas and I adore it. She tells me I'm easy to shop for because my tastes haven't changes all that much over the years.:lmao:

I'm off today but I'm babysitting so technically still working. Although, it is much more relaxed and snuggly :goodvibes


Sorry you have been so busy, I hope things slow down for you soon! Loved your update, especially your pictures of the lights! Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to see them on our trip, which I was bummed about :(

Thank you! I adore the lights. I especially wanted to see them because we didn't get to see them on our first trip either because I didn't realize they were up for the beginning part of the week and we went to DHS too late in the week! :(

Yay! Thats crazy that the new job has been that crazy! I'm so glad I'm always guaranteed at least one day off a week, even if I do dance that day ahaha.

Ugh, fantasmic. Great pics of it! I find it so hard to photograph sometimes!

Osbourne lights are so pretty! I didn't even notice the pp's out there, but then again I didn't have the cd pre paid that time so I just didn't bother haha.

Excited to read all about the MK day!

I agree, being guaranteed a day off makes the week seem more bearable. I'm off today but babysitting. So finally, tomorrow I will have a real day off.

Fantasmic is very hard to photograph! There's a giant pole in the middle of many of my pictures :rotfl: and I always try to video or photograph the projections in the water and never get anything. I have to try to learn about the settings before I try again!

I didn't know there would be PP's there but once I noticed, I made a beeline for every last one :goodvibes

lvcourtneyy
03-30-2013, 02:39 PM
Hey everyone! I finally have a weekend off but I haven't gotten to sort and upload my MK photos to Flickr yet so I thought I'd share some things with you!

So as you know I started a new job. So my days all look like this

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And Presley is visiting! So after work, my days look like this:

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Hasn't she gotten so big?! :crazy2: Her new thing is when you say "Say Cheese", instead of smiling she gives a thumbs up sign :confused3

And today, I am babysitting so my day looks like this:

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But right now Mackenzie is:

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so I have some time to share with you!

So with that done, there are more exciting things to move on to!
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such as ANOTHER DISNEY TRIP! :banana::banana::banana:

So here's a backstory on how this all played out. While we were still on our January trip, on the bus back to Pop from MK, Jen (Chris' sister) and I were discussing how we really wanted to do Disney for Halloween next time. At that point, she said for them, it would have to be Fall 2014 because two trips in 2013 wouldn't be in the budget.

When we got home, I presented this information to DBF and he said that was way too long to wait for another trip. While I agreed, I felt the need to be practical (one of us had to) and decided that the only way we'd get to do a Fall 2013 trip was if we both got jobs (like real ones, in our career fields).

Lo and behold, it was the end of February, and we both had job interviews in the same week. When we both got the jobs, I celebrated. By pricing out Disney vacations :rotfl2:

We decided on September so we could have the lowest of crowds and still hit MNSSHP!

The trip is still technically unofficial. We still have to make sure we'll get the vacation time and we're waiting for the fall discount to come out otherwise some revisions are gonna have to go in to reduce the costs!

But, the trip is booked and ADRs are made! The current plans are:

When: September 10-21st

Where: Pop Century again! I wanted to try AoA but it looks like the LM rooms aren't included in the discounts and DBF apparently does his own research on his own time without telling me and found out about the long walk..... so Pop Century it is!

What: a trip to Disney of course! Including the DDP (for our first time ever!), 6 day MYW Park Hoppers with WPAM, MNSSHP AND HHN at Universal!

Who: Me and DBF for sure. It may or may not include Chris' brother Omar and his girlfriend. He wanted to come on the last trip in January but wasn't dating anyone and didn't want to come alone (even though we assured him it'd be fine). So now he has a girlfriend and thinks it will be enough time to come in September. But she may have to go to China for her job so it remains to be seen.

They did however, wait til I woke up super early to make ADRs to decide me and ask me to change them all to 4 people :furious: They're lucky it's a slow time!

I'm super excited because:

A) It's Disney duh
B) We're gonna get to hit a bunch of different restaurants doing the DDP
C) MNSSHP AND HHN! Yay new things!
D) Waterparks!

I'm not gonna do a PTR because I seem to barely have time to stay on top of this trip report but, if you guys would like to hear about it, I'd love to share my plans here!

ILGoofy
04-01-2013, 07:31 AM
When: September 10-21st


September is such a great time to go! I've been there the past two Septembers and I'll be there this year 9/4-9/11 or 9/14 (all depends on a free dining offer). It's still hot, but the crowd levels are low. Plus MNSSHP is worth the trip. You'll love the parade and seeing the characters in costumes.

lvcourtneyy
04-01-2013, 10:01 AM
September is such a great time to go! I've been there the past two Septembers and I'll be there this year 9/4-9/11 or 9/14 (all depends on a free dining offer). It's still hot, but the crowd levels are low. Plus MNSSHP is worth the trip. You'll love the parade and seeing the characters in costumes.

Ah how exciting that some of our days may overlap!

Thank you for your observations! We're so excited about MNSSHP and all the costumes and different characters! We haven't decided if we'll be dressing up yet!

Definitely waiting semi-impatiently for September discounts!

ILGoofy
04-01-2013, 10:28 AM
You absolutely should dress up, even if it's just a Halloween T-shirt. I guarantee if you don't dress up, you'll wish you had once you see everyone else.

lvcourtneyy
04-01-2013, 10:49 AM
You absolutely should dress up, even if it's just a Halloween T-shirt. I guarantee if you don't dress up, you'll wish you had once you see everyone else.

Thank you! I'm gonna show Dbf your post as ammunition to convince him rotfl!

ILGoofy
04-01-2013, 02:01 PM
Thank you! I'm gonna show Dbf your post as ammunition to convince him rotfl!

Oh I have more ammo! :thumbsup2 I went last year with a friend and her DBF. The DBF was really grumbling about wearing a costume, but then once he got there, he loved the attention he got from the CMs and specifically said he was glad he went along with it. By the end of the night, he was really strutting around. :rolleyes:

Sugarlumples
04-01-2013, 05:56 PM
Hi, I just joined in! I have enjoyed reading through so far.

Yay for another trip around Halloween; that's our favorite time of year to go!

lvcourtneyy
04-01-2013, 06:07 PM
Oh I have more ammo! :thumbsup2 I went last year with a friend and her DBF. The DBF was really grumbling about wearing a costume, but then once he got there, he loved the attention he got from the CMs and specifically said he was glad he went along with it. By the end of the night, he was really strutting around. :rolleyes:

Ah excellent! Thank you so much! :goodvibes


Hi, I just joined in! I have enjoyed reading through so far.

Yay for another trip around Halloween; that's our favorite time of year to go!

Ah yay! Thank you for joining in!

We have never been at Halloween but I'm so excited for it! :goodvibes

Enchantress01
04-03-2013, 02:53 PM
Yaaay for having another trip planned!:cool1::yay: So happy for you!:goodvibes

I would love to try September but my daughter likes to get set with school. We've been in October when the crowds are phenominal and they haven't covered too much in school yet. Just perfect - you feel like you have the parks to yourself. You're going at an amazing time.:woohoo:

katt789
04-03-2013, 02:54 PM
Yay for a mini life update! Haha!
Looks like things are going pretty good for you guys, awesome that Presley's staying over for a bit, and hey, baby sitting can be fun!

So excited for your fall trip!! We'll be there the 11 to the 19th, so our dates work perfectly haha! We'll probably end up at some of the same parks in there too, though we are park hopping a lot, lol. Our days look like this so far:
11: arrive
12: mk
13: ak/mnsshp
14: dhs
15: sleep in a bit, then back to AK
16: epcot
17: mk/mnsshp
18: kttk tour, lunch at Epcot, end day at mk
19: depart
And I will stay the extra day solo if I don't get cast in Spring, I'll hit up the audition on the 19th and leave the next day haha.
Hope we can meet up somewhere in there!

lvcourtneyy
04-03-2013, 06:36 PM
Yaaay for having another trip planned!:cool1::yay: So happy for you!:goodvibes

I would love to try September but my daughter likes to get set with school. We've been in October when the crowds are phenominal and they haven't covered too much in school yet. Just perfect - you feel like you have the parks to yourself. You're going at an amazing time.:woohoo:

Aw thank you! I'm totally excited. I spend most of my days at work planning my trip! :cool1:

I can see her point about missing school right after it starts. I was pretty OCD about my grades so I probably wouldn't want to either. But October sounds great too! Maybe that's what we'll do in 2014 :rotfl2:

Yay for a mini life update! Haha!
Looks like things are going pretty good for you guys, awesome that Presley's staying over for a bit, and hey, baby sitting can be fun!

So excited for your fall trip!! We'll be there the 11 to the 19th, so our dates work perfectly haha! We'll probably end up at some of the same parks in there too, though we are park hopping a lot, lol. Our days look like this so far:
11: arrive
12: mk
13: ak/mnsshp
14: dhs
15: sleep in a bit, then back to AK
16: epcot
17: mk/mnsshp
18: kttk tour, lunch at Epcot, end day at mk
19: depart
And I will stay the extra day solo if I don't get cast in Spring, I'll hit up the audition on the 19th and leave the next day haha.
Hope we can meet up somewhere in there!

I love when Presley comes to visit! She's growing too fast though!

I enjoy babysitting. I did want a day to sleep but I can't complain. She's the best baby and we snuggle all day. Plus her parents pay me well.:lmao:

I'm so excited for the Fall trip and that our dates are so perfectly aligned!

We're gonna use park hoppers this trip!

Our current plans sit at:

10: arrival/ DTD
11:HS
12: AK/ hop to MK
13: MK/hop to DHS at night
14: off day! (I know- crazy!)
15: waterpark
16: Epcot
17: MNSSHP
18: MK
19: waterpark
20: HHN at Universal
21: DHS for EMH, then AK, then MK, then back to Pop to depart :(

Our plans definitely match up for at least part of the day on the 12, 16 and 18 and we'll both be at the Halloween party on the 17th! :cheer2: Plenty of opportunities to meet up in there somewhere yay!

Also, totally jealous that you are doing the KTTW tour!

lvcourtneyy
04-03-2013, 07:34 PM
So we woke up bright and early the next morning excited because we were going to Magic Kingdom for the first time this trip! AND we had a surprise because Jen, Rick and Presley were up too!

They still didn't make it to the park with us.

We were literally finishing eating in the Pop food court when they walked in to start eating. I was okay(ish) with waiting to eat with them but DBF said we'll just meet them at the park because he wanted to catch the welcome show too. Well okay, don't have to tell me twice.

We went out to the bus stop and saw A SWARM OF YELLOW on the line for the MK bus. That's right a BTG :furious: Luckily Pop was on top of the situation and sent two buses at once. So the BTG and some unfortunate people went on one bus and we happily headed to the other.

At 8:36, we saw
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DSCN0619 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616971667/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

We made it through the turnstiles and bag check just in time!

And the Welcome show began.

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Still 28 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616963863/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 29 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8618070606/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 30 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616963797/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 31 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8618070580/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 32 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616963759/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 33 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8618070564/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 34 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8618070532/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 35 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8618070522/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

It was amazing. I can't believe I hadn't seen it before. I cried. And was irrationally jealous of the family of the day.

As we walked in the park, I suggested we stop for a photopass picture. The man looked at me a little funny and the told me he was waiting for Marie. Duh. He offered to take our picture anyway. So we did.

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DSCN0621 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616971621/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0623 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616971579/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

It was a pretty overcast day in the MK.

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DSCN0625 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8618078458/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0626 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8618078414/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

Looks like we all had the same idea.

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DSCN0628 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8618078376/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0629 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8618078320/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0630 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616971339/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

Ah can't wait for the mine train!

Then we were at ETWB.

But everyone was looking at the CM like this
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DSCN0631 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616971311/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

Closed. No idea when it will be open. I most definitely do not envy the CM manning ETWB that morning.

I was pretty bummed but moved on. I mean, there was really nothing to be done.

So we enjoyed the rest of FLE instead.

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DSCN0632 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8618078192/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8125/8618078156_5449b25464.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8618078156/)
DSCN0633 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8618078156/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0634 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616971213/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0635 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616971175/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

We decided to go meet a mermaid.

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DSCN0638 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616971035/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0473FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8618077682/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0475FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616970709/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

This is one of my favorite pictures from the whole trip. That look on DBF's face? Priceless. Childhood joy. An expression that only comes out on a WDW trip.

lvcourtneyy
04-03-2013, 07:44 PM
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Photo0477FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616970653/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0479FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616970611/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

Then it seems that Jen, Rick and Presley made it to the park. I was pretty amused because we must have been taking photopass pictures at the same time because there would be one of us with Ariel and then one of them on Main Street.

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Photo0447FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616971137/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0451FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8618077988/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0454FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616971059/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0463FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616970971/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0482FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8618077510/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0487FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8618077470/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Photo0489FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8618077434/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

Then we went on Journey of the Little Mermaid.

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DSCN0639 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616970939/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0640 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8618077782/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

This next picture they included on the Photopass CD and it's so gorgeous I had to share!

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Photo0467FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616970799/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0642 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616970373/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0643 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616970289/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0644 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616970215/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0645 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8618077146/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0646 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8616970055/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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DSCN0647 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8618077002/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

I was too busy focusing on the ride to take pictures apparently but it was so well done and adorable! I loved it. It helps that the Little Mermaid has been my favorite Disney movie since I was 2 so basically I was in heaven this morning!

katt789
04-03-2013, 09:13 PM
Yay for the Bf wanting to see the rope drop show! Iím glad you guys got to see it, thereís just something so magical about that show, itís fantastic, and I cry pretty much every time.

BOO URNS for Enchanted tales being down, but yeah, at least Iím not the CM working that line, lol. Maybe Belle was running behind? Glad the rest of the FLE was up and running, itís so much less congested in the mornings! So cute with Ariel, yay! I love seeing the childhood joy on everyone elseís faces, itís what makes Disney so much more magical!

OH MY GOSH PRESLEYíS DRESS!!!! I absolutely LOVE that she has the PINK Cindy one! I love that dress, nearly considered it for Halloween! Itís so great to see kids in the costumes that you donít normally see them in!

FLE is amazing for us LM fans! The only downside I see is that Eric isnít out, which I mean, it would make for an awkward meet and greet if he was there too, like, would he sit? Would he stand? Like, weird. Lol.


And great that our plans overlap so much, lots of leway for a meet up! Especially Epcot! I won't lie, I have a complete and total plan to drink around the world this time, I've thought about it, and attempted it before, but with Kim there I'm sure it'll end up happening! I'm not sure which characters we're doing for what party yet, guess we'll find out then! Haha. MNSSHP is gonna be so great!!

shan23877
04-03-2013, 11:49 PM
Great update!


The Welcome show is pure magic isn't it? We caught it for the first time last trip, and I cried too. (also irrationally jealous of the family of the day. Some one posted a video link on my PTR and that family as FoD! It looks like an amazing experience)

Great Arial photos! We've met that friend of Ariel before-she's the one that Maddie met right after the little girl told her characters were fake. She and Eric saved the day!

So excited for you that you have another trip to plan! The planning is so much fun!


And I'll tell you and Katt that if you need costumes for MNSSHP, let me know. I don't have a ton of experience making costumes for grown ladies (with grown lady chests :lmao:) but I have made myself a few dresses, so I'm sure I could pull it off! I'd be happy to help if you guys want something special!

katt789
04-04-2013, 01:45 AM
Great update!

And I'll tell you and Katt that if you need costumes for MNSSHP, let me know. I don't have a ton of experience making costumes for grown ladies (with grown lady chests :lmao:) but I have made myself a few dresses, so I'm sure I could pull it off! I'd be happy to help if you guys want something special!

For serious?? I've got janet (mom2trk) making my rapunzel one off etsy, but Im looking for someone to make me a park like, tink dress now!!

lvcourtneyy
04-04-2013, 07:23 AM
Yay for the Bf wanting to see the rope drop show! Iím glad you guys got to see it, thereís just something so magical about that show, itís fantastic, and I cry pretty much every time.

BOO URNS for Enchanted tales being down, but yeah, at least Iím not the CM working that line, lol. Maybe Belle was running behind? Glad the rest of the FLE was up and running, itís so much less congested in the mornings! So cute with Ariel, yay! I love seeing the childhood joy on everyone elseís faces, itís what makes Disney so much more magical!

OH MY GOSH PRESLEYíS DRESS!!!! I absolutely LOVE that she has the PINK Cindy one! I love that dress, nearly considered it for Halloween! Itís so great to see kids in the costumes that you donít normally see them in!

FLE is amazing for us LM fans! The only downside I see is that Eric isnít out, which I mean, it would make for an awkward meet and greet if he was there too, like, would he sit? Would he stand? Like, weird. Lol.


And great that our plans overlap so much, lots of leway for a meet up! Especially Epcot! I won't lie, I have a complete and total plan to drink around the world this time, I've thought about it, and attempted it before, but with Kim there I'm sure it'll end up happening! I'm not sure which characters we're doing for what party yet, guess we'll find out then! Haha. MNSSHP is gonna be so great!!

The RD show is so amazing!! And Disney opened Dbf eyes to the fact that he can enjoy musicals and shows! We saw Lion King twice on Broadway and Phantom of the Opera and now he says he wants to see Wicked. Not gonna lie, I'm pretty pleased:rotfl: And he's obsessed with the 3 pm parade in MK. If we are in MK at 3 pm, you bet your bottom dollar we will be watching the parade! :lmao:

Yeah this was one of the few times I didn't envy the job of the CM :rotfl2: But the rest of FLE was perfect! I am sad that Eric isn't out, he was so awesome last time we met him. But you are right, it would be totally awkward. And wouldn't fit with the story cause like he wouldn't be around when Ariel had fins. So I guess I see their point.

Omg omg I know. I couldn't believe when I saw her in that dress! Jen picked it out all on her own because she said every little girl would have the blue Cinderella dress! I was so proud. I'm slowly converting everyone I know to my ways :rotfl: When Presley met the stepsisters, they made a huge deal about it too!

Yay! Drinking around the world sounds like an awesome plan. We're not big drinkers so we probably wouldn't make it :lmao: But we want to try snacking around the world again! So excited for MNSSHP!



Great update!


The Welcome show is pure magic isn't it? We caught it for the first time last trip, and I cried too. (also irrationally jealous of the family of the day. Some one posted a video link on my PTR and that family as FoD! It looks like an amazing experience)

Great Arial photos! We've met that friend of Ariel before-she's the one that Maddie met right after the little girl told her characters were fake. She and Eric saved the day!

So excited for you that you have another trip to plan! The planning is so much fun!


And I'll tell you and Katt that if you need costumes for MNSSHP, let me know. I don't have a ton of experience making costumes for grown ladies (with grown lady chests :lmao:) but I have made myself a few dresses, so I'm sure I could pull it off! I'd be happy to help if you guys want something special!

For serious?? I've got janet (mom2trk) making my rapunzel one off etsy, but Im looking for someone to make me a park like, tink dress now!!

The Welcome show is beyond amazing. I love it! And I totally watched that video from your PTR and I'm not gonna lie, I had a few tears. Totally jealous but they were so adorable.

Ah yay! I remember that story. That Ariel was amazing and that just makes her more awesome!

Oh my gosh that is so awesome of you! I will definitely let you know. That made my morning :goodvibes and now I know what I'll be doing at work all day: deciding on a costume! :rotfl2:

shan23877
04-04-2013, 01:10 PM
For serious?? I've got janet (mom2trk) making my rapunzel one off etsy, but Im looking for someone to make me a park like, tink dress now!!

When are you needing it for? I'm not gonna lie, I've got more than a few projects going right now. If I have time before the trip you need it for, I'll do it!

shan23877
04-04-2013, 01:13 PM
The Welcome show is beyond amazing. I love it! And I totally watched that video from your PTR and I'm not gonna lie, I had a few tears. Totally jealous but they were so adorable.

Ah yay! I remember that story. That Ariel was amazing and that just makes her more awesome!

Oh my gosh that is so awesome of you! I will definitely let you know. That made my morning :goodvibes and now I know what I'll be doing at work all day: deciding on a costume! :rotfl2:

That's the best video ever isn't it?

I'd be happy to help! You've got tons of time to decide. I can probably make what ever you want in a week or two :goodvibes

Fantasyland Mom
04-05-2013, 10:32 AM
I LOVE the look on his face meeting Ariel! Brandon gets that same childhood joy! I can't wait to see the New Fantasyland, and my kids (even Sawyer) can't wait to meet Ariel "with her tail!" Julia met her back on our first trip when she was only three years old, but then they had closed the Grotto before our next trip. All our kids can't wait!

I can see why that family was picked--talk about bright clothing and trying to be Family of the Day!

That stinks that ETWB was closed. I bet people weren't too happy about that one!

Little Mermaid ride! AHHH! Can't wait!

Presley is so adorable. Sheesh!:love:

katt789
04-05-2013, 12:40 PM
When are you needing it for? I'm not gonna lie, I've got more than a few projects going right now. If I have time before the trip you need it for, I'll do it!

I'd want it to be with me by September 1st, since we leave on the 11th. My mom said she'd be able to do it though, so we're going fabric shopping when she comes down next month. Lol, after her doing my Peri costume I think anything will be easier for her haha!

lvcourtneyy
04-06-2013, 01:16 PM
When are you needing it for? I'm not gonna lie, I've got more than a few projects going right now. If I have time before the trip you need it for, I'll do it!



I'd want it to be with me by September 1st, since we leave on the 11th. My mom said she'd be able to do it though, so we're going fabric shopping when she comes down next month. Lol, after her doing my Peri costume I think anything will be easier for her haha!

That's the best video ever isn't it?

I'd be happy to help! You've got tons of time to decide. I can probably make what ever you want in a week or two :goodvibes

Ah so awesome! :goodvibes I will definitely let you know :cheer2:

I LOVE the look on his face meeting Ariel! Brandon gets that same childhood joy! I can't wait to see the New Fantasyland, and my kids (even Sawyer) can't wait to meet Ariel "with her tail!" Julia met her back on our first trip when she was only three years old, but then they had closed the Grotto before our next trip. All our kids can't wait!

I can see why that family was picked--talk about bright clothing and trying to be Family of the Day!

That stinks that ETWB was closed. I bet people weren't too happy about that one!

Little Mermaid ride! AHHH! Can't wait!

Presley is so adorable. Sheesh!:love:


:goodvibes That childhood joy is one of the best parts of WDW! We hadn't get to see Ariel in her grotto before it closed either so we were pretty excited about it too! How cute that Sawyer's getting into it too! I love it.

Yeah they definitely fit Family of the Day criteria!

People looked pretty angry! I felt bad for the poor CM who was assigned to deliver the bad news.

Thank you! I think that little munchkin is pretty darn cute too:goodvibes

lvcourtneyy
04-12-2013, 08:31 PM
So when we left off, we were in FLE having just met Ariel and rode the Journey of the Little Mermaid.

Now we were headed into the rest of Fantasyland because ETWB wasn't open at RD and when we were done, it was open and had a 45 minute wait so we decided to move on and come back.

So we did Winnie the Pooh which I don't think we did last time!

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It was so adorable and I love Winnie the Pooh and the heffalumps. Also, the hunny screens in the line are so much fun to play with. Especially if you're 5 or me, who thinks like a 5 year old.

Next, we decided it was prime time to head to Space Mountain. On the way however, we spotted a character we hadn't met yet!! While I skipped off to the line, Chris followed behind with about 1/4 of my enthusiasm.

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I was sad Alice wasn't out too but a character is a character especially when he's a white rabbit! Obviously it didn't take that long because we got in line after 9:57 when I photographed the topiaries and took off skipping and were seeing these sights at 10:06:

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Clearly the MK was empty this morning.

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A pretty boring ride photo. I feel like the camera on Space isn't positioned to get exciting pictures. I know we also rode Space at another point and didn't get the ride photo cause we ended up in the last seat of one car and the first one of the next but I can't be certain when that happened. For the sake of this TR and because no one can prove otherwise, we'll say we rode standby and pulled a FP and went again before leaving Tomorrowland.

Next we headed to save the galaxy!

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We take this ride very seriously. Even though I lose every time. I pretend I know what I'm shooting at and stand a chance.

Since we had just saved the galaxy, it was time to meet Buzz. If you are like Chris and protest to tell me we met Buzz already, have no fear. It's completely different. This is MK, that was DHS. Here, we get to meet Buzz alone. And with a different background. Duh.

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I wish I remembered what was so funny. But suffice it to say, Buzz was very entertaining.

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And to complete Tomorrowland (for the moment!), we had to go to:

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I love the CoP. I know it's silly and obviously not cutting-edge anymore but I mean, it was Walt's brainchild. And who can't like that?

lvcourtneyy
04-12-2013, 08:40 PM
While we were in space, Presley was Under the Sea taking the most adorable pictures with Ariel in the whole universe.

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She just looks so tiny next to Ariel, I can't take it. My heart melts. Obviously I need my own children to take to WDW.

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With our adventures in the world of tomorrow done, we were on a character HUNT. I knew the Fairy Godmother's last set was going on and we HAD to get there now.

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We did. And her handler took exactly this one picture of us with her. Kind of annoying but we made it! And the Fairy Godmother was perfectly awesome asking us about all our dreams and wishes.

Mission Accomplished. And we were headed up Main Street for more character.

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Why is this sight so breath-taking?? And why is it not September yet?

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While the castle is gorgeous at this time of day, all of our (many) sets of photopass pictures from the journey up Main Street feature us with our wonderful squinty-eyed, blinded-by-the-sun looks on our faces.

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Marie and Pluto were both there but we only had time to pick one before they went inside, so Marie it was since we never met her and we had seen Pluto at Epcot already.

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katt789
04-12-2013, 09:30 PM
Yay!!

Winnie the pooh is such a cute ride! Super adorbs!
You guys got so many characters in there, heck yes!! I'm glad that DBF follows along with those even if he doesn't really want to haha. I never do well on buzz! It never fails, I will FAIL AT LIFE on it.

Presley is absolutely adorable with Ariel, man, I cannot wait to have kids so I can take them to Disney. Heck, one of my friends wants to take his nephew and wants me to go with them and I'm SO DOWN FOR THAT!! This is why I love dismeets, I'm like, I'll totally spend an entire day meeting characters with your kids bahah!

shan23877
04-13-2013, 12:17 AM
As I was looking at the pics of Presley and Ariel I was thinking "she looks so tiny!" and then you said the same thing! :lmao: Those are truly adorable.

You guys were getting a ton of stuff done that morning, and yes it is a totally different character experience than the one you had at DHS. :sad2: What is wrong with men?:rotfl:

Courtney and Katt you guys will love taking your kids to WDW. There is something so special about seeing the magic through their eyes. :goodvibes Adult trips are pretty great too though, enjoy them while you can.

missangelalexis
04-13-2013, 06:10 AM
You guys got a lot done! I'm glad to see another CoP fan ::yes:: I remember it being one of my favorite rides when I went when I was little, so it always holds a special place in my heart! Your DBF sounds like mine when it comes to characters haha he is less than thrilled to wait on line for them but he does it for me anyway. I told him it's good practice if we ever have kids :rotfl2:

Enchantress01
04-13-2013, 03:35 PM
Yay for another gorgeous day! :goodvibes

The Pooh ride is sooo sweet. I love the honey wall too. Normally, I'm such a germaphobe I would never touch such a thing. scared1: But they're Disney germs, magic germs you know?!! The stuff of imagineers!:lmao::rotfl2:

I love that you got to see the White Rabbit and Fairy Godmother. :love: DD wanted to find the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter. A CM told us we had just missed the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter was only in parades. No worries, next time.:goodvibes

I noticed too that Presley looks so sweet and tiny next to Ariel. Too funny since she didn't seem to look that small even in the pics with Buzz and Woody. Her dress is amazing.:cutie:

Courtney - there's nothing like taking children to Disney and seeing the surprise and happiness on their faces.:hyper: I think most of the pics and footage from our first trip was just that! (I've since learned to include actual things we did in the parks :lmao:) I was just in awe of how happy my kids were seeing everything for the first time. You're going to love it! pixiedust:

mickeymouse108
04-13-2013, 04:14 PM
thanks for sharing you trip with us I am enjoying it very much.

ILGoofy
04-15-2013, 08:05 AM
And why is it not September yet?


There should be some sort of Disney magic that allows time travel so that a trip is always just a week away.

lvcourtneyy
04-16-2013, 08:02 PM
Yay!!

Winnie the pooh is such a cute ride! Super adorbs!
You guys got so many characters in there, heck yes!! I'm glad that DBF follows along with those even if he doesn't really want to haha. I never do well on buzz! It never fails, I will FAIL AT LIFE on it.

Presley is absolutely adorable with Ariel, man, I cannot wait to have kids so I can take them to Disney. Heck, one of my friends wants to take his nephew and wants me to go with them and I'm SO DOWN FOR THAT!! This is why I love dismeets, I'm like, I'll totally spend an entire day meeting characters with your kids bahah!

Winnie the Pooh is so adorable!

He refuses to get excited about character meets but when they actually happen, he really does enjoy the fun ones! He's always talking about Ariel having the best meeting location! Yeah, Buzz and I don't work out. I can't possibly ever figure out what I'm shooting at because all the red lights look the same. :confused3

Thank you! I totally agree, I'm up for borrowing some children in WDW :rotfl2: Just not in a creepy way. :rotfl:

As I was looking at the pics of Presley and Ariel I was thinking "she looks so tiny!" and then you said the same thing! :lmao: Those are truly adorable.

You guys were getting a ton of stuff done that morning, and yes it is a totally different character experience than the one you had at DHS. :sad2: What is wrong with men?:rotfl:

Courtney and Katt you guys will love taking your kids to WDW. There is something so special about seeing the magic through their eyes. :goodvibes Adult trips are pretty great too though, enjoy them while you can.

:rotfl2: I don't know why she looks especially tiny there! I guess because Ariel has a super ginormous fin! She looks like a little doll

I'm glad you see my point about the multiple character meets. I figured you may since you have the most impressive list of characters met on your last trip. :lmao:

I do enjoy our adult trips and how we can just do things without the responsibility of children. I will enjoy them for a few more years. However, you are totally right. It is seeing the magic through their eyes that I can't wait for. DBF and I have watched Disney family trip videos together and he comments the same, that he can't wait to take kids to Disney, so I forsee many many Disney trips with future children. :goodvibes


You guys got a lot done! I'm glad to see another CoP fan ::yes:: I remember it being one of my favorite rides when I went when I was little, so it always holds a special place in my heart! Your DBF sounds like mine when it comes to characters haha he is less than thrilled to wait on line for them but he does it for me anyway. I told him it's good practice if we ever have kids :rotfl2:

CoP is such classic Disney to me. I can't help but adore it.

It must be in the unwritten DBF handbook that they must not be excited about character meets but then enjoy them in the end! :rotfl2:

lvcourtneyy
04-16-2013, 08:03 PM
Yay for another gorgeous day! :goodvibes

The Pooh ride is sooo sweet. I love the honey wall too. Normally, I'm such a germaphobe I would never touch such a thing. scared1: But they're Disney germs, magic germs you know?!! The stuff of imagineers!:lmao::rotfl2:

I love that you got to see the White Rabbit and Fairy Godmother. :love: DD wanted to find the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter. A CM told us we had just missed the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter was only in parades. No worries, next time.:goodvibes

I noticed too that Presley looks so sweet and tiny next to Ariel. Too funny since she didn't seem to look that small even in the pics with Buzz and Woody. Her dress is amazing.:cutie:

Courtney - there's nothing like taking children to Disney and seeing the surprise and happiness on their faces.:hyper: I think most of the pics and footage from our first trip was just that! (I've since learned to include actual things we did in the parks :lmao:) I was just in awe of how happy my kids were seeing everything for the first time. You're going to love it! pixiedust:

It ended up to be such a gorgeous day after the morning fog lifted!

You are totally correct: Disney germs are different! :rotfl2: There are certain behaviors that come with living in NYC and being a nurse that I tend to try to let go in WDW.

The White Rabbit seems to be one of the more difficult ones to catch. We just kind of happened upon him at the right time. The only place we found the Mad Hatter last trip was at 1900 Park Fare for breakfast!

Aw thank you! She does look like a little doll. I know, I'm thinking she looks extra tiny because of Ariel's huge fins :rotfl2:

Aw I adore watching family trip videos with little kids in WDW. I can see how it is easy to focus just on their faces. I'm sure these are wonderful memories for you! I can not wait to have that experience (well I can wait a few more years :lmao:) :goodvibes

thanks for sharing you trip with us I am enjoying it very much.

Aw you're sweet! Thank you such much for reading! :goodvibes

There should be some sort of Disney magic that allows time travel so that a trip is always just a week away.

Yes. Yes. Yes. Totally agree 700000000%

lvcourtneyy
04-24-2013, 06:33 PM
Hey everyone! My office has felt like a zoo the past 2 weeks ugh. Because of the way our paperwork has to be done, our months end on the 20th so all paperwork must be in by the 18th so that it can be processed and sent off to the government by the 20th so that week is the worst ever. Then yesterday, a very negative article about our company was published in a highly respected newspaper so the past 2 days have been full of meetings and talks about policy. Not my two favorite things.

IN BETTER (and Disney related news), it seems that FREE DINING is to be released on May 9th for September! :cool1: I'm pretty excited. We've never done the DDP before so we were already really excited about our ADRs for this trip and it being free just makes it that much better!

Anyway, when we left off, we were meeting Marie and Presley was in this new place on the other end of the park:

PS I apologize in advance for the millions of photos to follow. The PP photographers took so many and they were all too cute not to share. If you are not as interested as I in 234333 very similar pictures, feel free to scroll through a little faster!

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She seems a little worried about Daisy's antics!

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She was so fascinated by characters signing her autograph book! It was the cutest thing.

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Now she's worried again.

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Annnddd her infamous un-amused face makes it's appearance.

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I guess Daisy changed her mind.

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I can't be certain what this pout was about since I wasn't there but I highly suspect it has something to do with the fact that they skipped meeting Goofy!

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lvcourtneyy
04-24-2013, 07:09 PM
As you may recall, we had been meeting Marie while Presley was in storybook circus. So after that, the plan had been for us to stop in to see Mickey and the Princesses. However, the lines were longer than we wanted to wait so we FPed both of them. When I got the Mickey FPs, it shot out a surprise FP for Dumbo. I think it was around 12:20 at this point and our FPs for Dumbo, Mickey and the Princesses were for 1:10-2:10. Since we had no other plans at this point, we decided to hike across the park to Dumbo and use our surprise FPs.

Last trip, we hadn't rode because the lines were always crazy and I was excited to see the re-done version. We also knew Jen and Rick were in that direction so we called them to see if they'd want us to take Presley on with us but they declined saying they were in line to meet Pooh and Tigger and had just rode Dumbo about 4 times that morning. Presley is OBSESSED with Dumbo. Chris and I made it our mission to show her a bunch of Disney movies before our trip and for some reason, Dumbo is the one she got stuck on!

We stopped for PP pictures along the way.

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This would have been a gorgeous shot if we weren't squinting!

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Yay Storybook Circus! We hadn't come into this part of FLE earlier so I was pretty excited to see it!

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We had some time to kill before our FPs were good so we popped into Big Top Treats for some sodas AND the purchase of a DUMBO stuffed animal. I thought it was fitting for the moment and it was totally adorable. I filled out the form to have it sent back to Pop and we went back outside and sat for a few minutes enjoying the atmosphere!

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Soon enough it was time to ride. I love how pretty it is too! DBF was a little irritated when he realized that he had just walked across the park to a very child-oriented ride, especially because we were about to head back to where we just came from to meet Mickey and the Princesses. Oh well. It's Disney, that's what you do!

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While we were on Dumbo, Presley had some Hundred Acre Wood friends to meet!

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I love how snuggly they look in pictures!

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After they were done, they met us by Dumbo. I knew we were headed back up to Main Street and they were off to Tomorrowland. I offered to take Presley with us to meet Mickey and the Princesses so Jen and Rick could hit Space Mountain together. I don't remember why but they didn't go for it. So we parted ways and agreed to meet up around 2:30 to watch the parade!

First up: Mickey himself! I was wearing a shirt just for him and he LOVED it. Like was jumping up and down pointing to it and himself until the Photopass photographer would acknowledge him "Yes Mickey, she does love you. We all know!"

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Then it was time for the princesses!

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DBF decided to drive poor Rapunzel crazy and ask if she would make her hair glow for him. When she said, I can't because I lost the power when I cut it all off, he promptly responded with "Shouldn't it be short and brown then?" Yeah. He was that guy. Clearly we watch too much Tangled because this thought had literally been bothering him for months before the trip and he couldn't wait for Rapunzel's explanation. I don't remember her exact explanation but I have to say, she was right on her toes with it!

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lvcourtneyy
04-24-2013, 07:27 PM
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Next was Aurora, who was just ok. I feel like that's how all our Auroras' have been though. It may just be because Sleeping Beauty isn't one of our favorites so it just doesn't stand out to us.

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Then it was Cinderella! We both agreed she was the prettiest friend of Cinderella we've encountered.

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I can't remember what we chatted about but I appear to be in thought and Cinderella looks shocked lol so it really could be anything. I do remember that we both really liked this friend of Cinderella so it must've been entertaining!


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When we were done, it was still a bit too early for the parade but it was hot, we were tired and had just ran in circles for a bit so we decided to sit and wait anyway. We took turns going in the shops for some A/C and then Jen, Rick and Presley came to meet us!

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Despite the fact that these photos are taken in front of a garbage can, they are some of my favorite pictures ever. Presley got really attached to Chris on this trip and she was always calling for him, even when we weren't with them so she was really happy to be sitting with him waiting for the parade.

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Next time: our favorite parade ever!

katt789
04-24-2013, 09:08 PM
Iím so pumped for FD!! Also that it looks like all the mods and deluxes are getting the regular ddp! Winning! SO excited! And yes, the WPE pizzas are one credit!

Presleyís too cute, I love how she looks so intensely while they sign the autographs! I know Iím impressed watching them when sometimes a character can maintain eye contact with you and keep conversation going while signing some elaborate signature and its awesome! That takes work!

Yay characters!! Cute that Mickey was so excited! Baha on Chris being that guy, though I have always wondered, and Iíve always wondered how old Ariel would say she is if you asked, and then I always want to bring up her daughter, but I donít want to be that person lol. Honestly, I think Cinderella just looks better after her redesign, she looks way prettier! Adorable pics of Presley and Chris, those are so cute!

shan23877
04-25-2013, 12:23 AM
I can see why you shared all of those pics. They were too adorable to choose from. I love the one where Presley is clearly tickled pink at meeting Daisy.

Those pics of Chris and Presley are priceless. I hope you framed one. :goodvibes

missangelalexis
04-25-2013, 08:06 AM
I'm sorry work has been so busy :( But glad to see you back! Presley is so adorable, i love her pics with the characters AND chris, so sweet! And I love your pictures with the characters! :)

Enchantress01
04-25-2013, 11:45 AM
Ughhh! So sorry work's been hectic. Hopefully, writing updates is therapeutic and takes you back to your happy place.:goodvibes :hug:


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O.K., I seriously love this picture. It looks like Rick is demonstrating to Presley how to hold out her gown. Now that's one awesome dad!:cutie::love: (in his defense, he's probably just adjusting his shirt):lmao::rotfl2:

The pics of Presley and Chris are so sweet too. Those are the most precious moments at Disney; those wonderful bonding moments:cloud9:.

I wonder, like Chris, what the explanation is for Rapunzel's lack of short brown hair. :confused3 Oh well, yet another reason to get back there!!:banana:

Hmmm, I thought it was just me, whenever we meet Aurora, she's been less than enthusiastic too. :confused: I guess she's just the laid back type.:laughing:

Yay for free dining! You're going to love it. We were on the regular plan (?) (1TS, 1CS, 1Snack a day) and it was sooooo much food, but once we got the hang of it, it was really worth it.::yes::

ILGoofy
04-25-2013, 01:55 PM
Yay for free dining!

All your pictures are getting me excited for character stalking.

Enchantress01
04-28-2013, 06:57 AM
O.K. - without beating a dead horse about Aurora, well maybe:rotfl:, check out what item 10 of this thread (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3102908) says. So why is that?:confused3 I'll have to watch the movie again and find out why Sleeping Beauty...oh wait! Maybe she's sleep walking!:lmao::rotfl2:

lvcourtneyy
04-28-2013, 12:36 PM
Iím so pumped for FD!! Also that it looks like all the mods and deluxes are getting the regular ddp! Winning! SO excited! And yes, the WPE pizzas are one credit!

Presleyís too cute, I love how she looks so intensely while they sign the autographs! I know Iím impressed watching them when sometimes a character can maintain eye contact with you and keep conversation going while signing some elaborate signature and its awesome! That takes work!

Yay characters!! Cute that Mickey was so excited! Baha on Chris being that guy, though I have always wondered, and Iíve always wondered how old Ariel would say she is if you asked, and then I always want to bring up her daughter, but I donít want to be that person lol. Honestly, I think Cinderella just looks better after her redesign, she looks way prettier! Adorable pics of Presley and Chris, those are so cute!


Ah it's so awesome! I've been trying to convince DBF we should upgrade to a mod but he's stuck on Pop! And that's insanely awesome that the pizza is one credit!!

Haha that's a good point about the autographs, I never thought about it but that does take talent. I really wonder what Presley was thinking about !

Yeah I tried to talk him out if it but he didn't do it in a terribly obnoxious way and she seemed fine with it! I'm not gonna lie, I was curious about it too!

I can see why you shared all of those pics. They were too adorable to choose from. I love the one where Presley is clearly tickled pink at meeting Daisy.

Those pics of Chris and Presley are priceless. I hope you framed one. :goodvibes

Aw thank you!! They came out awesome. I love that the PP photographers take more shots of the little ones so that you get all of their reactions!:goodvibes

I'm sorry work has been so busy :( But glad to see you back! Presley is so adorable, i love her pics with the characters AND chris, so sweet! And I love your pictures with the characters! :)

Thank you so much!:goodvibes Work has only gotten crazier in the past week but I'm always happy to make it back onto the Dis!

Ughhh! So sorry work's been hectic. Hopefully, writing updates is therapeutic and takes you back to your happy place.:goodvibes :hug:

O.K., I seriously love this picture. It looks like Rick is demonstrating to Presley how to hold out her gown. Now that's one awesome dad!:cutie::love: (in his defense, he's probably just adjusting his shirt):lmao::rotfl2:

The pics of Presley and Chris are so sweet too. Those are the most precious moments at Disney; those wonderful bonding moments:cloud9:.

I wonder, like Chris, what the explanation is for Rapunzel's lack of short brown hair. :confused3 Oh well, yet another reason to get back there!!:banana:

Hmmm, I thought it was just me, whenever we meet Aurora, she's been less than enthusiastic too. :confused: I guess she's just the laid back type.:laughing:

Yay for free dining! You're going to love it. We were on the regular plan (?) (1TS, 1CS, 1Snack a day) and it was sooooo much food, but once we got the hang of it, it was really worth it.::yes::

Unfortunately work has only gotten crazier in the past week but I do love when I can retreat to the Disboards!

I actually think that is what he was doing in that picture!! Haha it's fun to see how everyone becomes sillier and more childlike in WDW!

Haha I was definitely wondering too but felt weird asking! Hmm maybe that's just Aurora's personality?

Glad to hear you enjoyed the DDP! We're looking forward to all the eating!:lmao:

Yay for free dining!

All your pictures are getting me excited for character stalking.

Yes!! We're so excited!:cool1:

I'm glad! Character stalking is definitely one of my favorite things to do in WDW!!:goodvibes

O.K. - without beating a dead horse about Aurora, well maybe:rotfl:, check out what item 10 of this thread (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3102908) says. So why is that?:confused3 I'll have to watch the movie again and find out why Sleeping Beauty...oh wait! Maybe she's sleep walking!:lmao::rotfl2:

How strange! I definitely have read similar things in other TRs. Hahahaha perhaps that is it, she's staying true to the sleeping aspect of the character !:rotfl2:

lvcourtneyy
05-06-2013, 06:12 PM
So does the adult world ever get less stressful? This real life job thing- whew! There's only so much I can really say, but some public accusations have been made about my company, and others which are in the same line of business, and now we're dealing with the ramifications. UGH! I'll take going back to high school 1000 times over please!

Anyway, in lieu of fixing the stress, let's transport to a more magical place!

It's time for the best parade ever (in our humble opinion of course)- Celebrate a Dream Come True!

First came the marching band- I want to say the Main Street Philharmonic is their name?

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Aha- the name is on the drum :rotfl:

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Soon enough, the gates opened and it was parade time!

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I would love to be the grand marshals in this parade one day. Is there any special way to get chosen?

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We happened upon viewing this parade from this spot on our last trip by accident and it turned out to be an awesome viewing spot and is now our favorite place to watch parades from! It's right where the parade starts which is exciting and it never really gets that crowded it seems. And, as you will see in the pictures, the characters were coming right up to us and the camera which we loved!

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She was SO excited that Chip (Dale?) came up and said hi! In hindsight, I wish I had stood on the other side of Presley so that more of her reactions had been captured on video/picture but the one's I have are priceless!

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Some of you may remember our tales from Epcot of Presley losing her mind upon sighting Mickey Mouse. Well, this was not limited to Epcot.

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When we see Mickey, Mickey we must have!

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She would have done absolutely ANYTHING to get out of that stroller and get Mickey Mouse. Ah, young love :love::lmao:

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Luckily, she accepted the fact that Mickey would move on and more characters would be coming.

lvcourtneyy
05-06-2013, 07:12 PM
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I really love the outfits the dancers wear in this parade. They kinda remind me of like high school marching band uniforms.

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Oh hey Abu, nice to see you too!

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Jafar's face is actually really frightening!

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He came over to say hi to Presley and she was TERRIFIED.

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Still 60 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8716026074/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

I think he felt bad about it because he walked away really quickly and turned back to us like AH SORRY!

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Still 61 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8716026052/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

She wanted nothing more than to get away!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7425/8714906525_998f3593ce.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906525/)
Still 62 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906525/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

So like any responsible adults would, we first videotaped her reaction for prosperity and laughed about it before saving her from being traumatized for life. :rolleyes1

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Still 63 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8716025992/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7291/8714907509_c20b9215cd.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714907509/)
Still 64 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714907509/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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Still 65 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906461/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

I love how the characters from two movies are intermingling in between floats!

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Still 66 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906447/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

Presley wasn't sure how to feel about him either.

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Still 68 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906433/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

See- we didn't leave her in the stroller to be scared!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7335/8714907489_f1a694106c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714907489/)
Still 67 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714907489/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

Luckily Smee came along to be cute and happy!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7381/8716025906_968a53bb84.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8716025906/)
Still 69 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8716025906/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

This Alice ended up being the ONLY Alice we saw in the parades, character M&Gs AND at breakfast at 1900 Park Fare, concluding us to believe for a while that there was only one friend of Alice working that week.

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Still 70 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8716025892/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7406/8714906387_4cb8cf9263.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906387/)
Still 71 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906387/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7321/8716025858_dfa14f3dba.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8716025858/)
Still 72 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8716025858/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/8716026988_06a78de383.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8716026988/)
Still 73 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8716026988/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7346/8714906335_08d59e7cb0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906335/)
Still 74 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906335/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

lvcourtneyy
05-06-2013, 07:29 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7448/8714906323_1f4b8e1b06.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906323/)
Still 75 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906323/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7363/8716025786_6de1fc73cf.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8716025786/)
Still 76 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8716025786/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7347/8714906281_5665a643b3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906281/)
Still 77 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906281/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

I wish this shot had come out better because she posed for the shot for like a minute but since I was videoing, I had to use the picture while you're videoing option for pictures which means some come out better than others!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7429/8716025764_ab97401ef4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8716025764/)
Still 78 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8716025764/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7372/8716025738_293ee57179.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8716025738/)
Still 79 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8716025738/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

Presley was really excited because she had met this same friend of the Fairy Godmother earlier and the Fairy Godmother remembered and made a big deal of it!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7404/8714906225_34e8d2a664.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906225/)
Still 80 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906225/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7328/8714906201_ec0a914e78.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906201/)
Still 81 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906201/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7415/8716025680_121b862d44.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8716025680/)
Still 82 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8716025680/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

My favorite float!

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Still 83 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906173/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/8714906163_26d7a76c5b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906163/)
Still 84 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906163/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7400/8716025650_b64698d1d0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8716025650/)
Still 85 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8716025650/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7404/8714906131_62a4a159f5.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906131/)
Still 86 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906131/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

Belle was totally awesome, waving and blowing kisses to us!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/8714906111_5f86d1f7b5.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906111/)
Still 87 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906111/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

Can you see Presley's reflection in the bottom of the float?

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Still 88 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906089/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

We were pretty sad because the rest of the princesses pretty much skipped over us.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7302/8714906061_f84d0094ee.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906061/)
Still 89 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906061/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

Luckily Presley didn't notice, she just kept waving.:cheer2:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7434/8714906037_da11f58305.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906037/)
Still 90 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8714906037/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

Until next time, hope everyone has a good week!

shan23877
05-06-2013, 11:57 PM
That's my favorite float too. It's beautiful.

Love Presley's reactions to the characters. Glad she got to sit on daddy's lap after the scary guys came by. :goodvibes

wiigirl
05-07-2013, 08:13 AM
Great pics! :goodvibes

katt789
05-07-2013, 07:24 PM
Yay!!! Parade time!! Favsies!!


How weird that you only saw one of Aliceís friends?! I know there was a while there where Alice didnít have enough friends, I know she was absent from Epcot a few days, and there were days that Peter/Wendy were out in her spot as well, weird.

Baha, the Hatter certainly loved making faces for your camera!! Looks like a pretty decent parade experience! Presleyís reactions are just priceless, she certainly loves her Mickey Mouse!! Too bad about the villains, but hey, they can be scary, bahaha!!

Enchantress01
05-08-2013, 09:41 AM
Another update!:hyper:

What a great viewing spot and your pics of Presley's reactions to the characters are priceless.:cutie: I'm glad she made it out of the stroller :rotfl2: in time for dad and Smee to cheer her up.:):flower3:

DD wants to meet the Mad Hatter so much. He really hammed it up for you. The CMs told us he's only in parades, no M&Gs. Anyone know if he can be seen at any of the character meals.........





:scared:Uggghhh,(I just dropped a huge cup of coffee on my keyboard. I thought I got it all out but now I'm losing characters as I type):scared: :faint:

That's so fun when characters remember you. Yay for Fairy Godmother remembering Presley!:yay:

katt789
05-11-2013, 05:29 PM
Another update!:hyper:

What a great viewing spot and your pics of Presley's reactions to the characters are priceless.:cutie: I'm glad she made it out of the stroller :rotfl2: in time for dad and Smee to cheer her up.:):flower3:

DD wants to meet the Mad Hatter so much. He really hammed it up for you. The CMs told us he's only in parades, no M&Gs. Anyone know if he can be seen at any of the character meals.........

:scared:Uggghhh,(I just dropped a huge cup of coffee on my keyboard. I thought I got it all out but now I'm losing characters as I type):scared: :faint:

That's so fun when characters remember you. Yay for Fairy Godmother remembering Presley!:yay:

The hatter can be found at the Halloween parties, and is one of the main guests at 1900 Park Faire breakfasts. Subject to change of course

Eta: theres also that tea party thing w/him & alice at the grand flo'

Fantasyland Mom
05-11-2013, 06:37 PM
That's our favorite parade spot, too! Our first time was by accident...but now we will always try for there, I think!

My favorite float is the PPan/Wendy one.

Love Presley's reactions--even the scared one, because that's just cute, too!

Enchantress01
05-12-2013, 07:28 AM
The hatter can be found at the Halloween parties, and is one of the main guests at 1900 Park Faire breakfasts. Subject to change of course Eta: theres also that tea party thing w/him & alice at the grand flo'

Thanks Katt!:cool1: I will definitely have to book one of these next trip. Btw-love your TRs. I've been lurking forever; I really need to start posting.::yes::

The White Rabbit seems to be one of the more difficult ones to catch. We just kind of happened upon him at the right time. The only place we found the Mad Hatter last trip was at 1900 Park Fare for breakfast!

OK, if I had paid attention the first time I asked this, I would have caught your reply Courtney.:scared::faint: I'll pay attention now.:lmao::rotfl2:

I hope you're having a wonderful week. Patiently waiting for your next update.pixiedust:

lvcourtneyy
05-19-2013, 12:44 PM
That's my favorite float too. It's beautiful.

Love Presley's reactions to the characters. Glad she got to sit on daddy's lap after the scary guys came by. :goodvibes

It is beautiful! Everything is somehow less scary with daddy's protection, isn't it?:goodvibes

Yay!!! Parade time!! Favsies!!


How weird that you only saw one of Aliceís friends?! I know there was a while there where Alice didnít have enough friends, I know she was absent from Epcot a few days, and there were days that Peter/Wendy were out in her spot as well, weird.

Baha, the Hatter certainly loved making faces for your camera!! Looks like a pretty decent parade experience! Presleyís reactions are just priceless, she certainly loves her Mickey Mouse!! Too bad about the villains, but hey, they can be scary, bahaha!!




Ah we love this parade so much.

Alice wasn't out when we were in Epcot! I guess she was in wonderland that week :rotfl2: But her friend that we saw was legit the PERFECT Alice so we were okay with it.

Mickey definitely has her heart. They are scary! Luckily it wasn't a reaction where she was so scared she couldn't enjoy the rest.

Another update!:hyper:

What a great viewing spot and your pics of Presley's reactions to the characters are priceless.:cutie: I'm glad she made it out of the stroller :rotfl2: in time for dad and Smee to cheer her up.:):flower3:

DD wants to meet the Mad Hatter so much. He really hammed it up for you. The CMs told us he's only in parades, no M&Gs. Anyone know if he can be seen at any of the character meals.........





:scared:Uggghhh,(I just dropped a huge cup of coffee on my keyboard. I thought I got it all out but now I'm losing characters as I type):scared: :faint:

That's so fun when characters remember you. Yay for Fairy Godmother remembering Presley!:yay:

It's our favorite parade viewing spot! Luckily Presley recovered quite quickly and enjoyed the rest of the parade! I guess Jafar didn't realize how frightening he was when he came to say hi :rotfl2:

The Mad Hatter is a great character. It'd be awesome if he was around more!

Oh no! :eek: My computer (and other various electronics) have been victim to many a spill. I hope yours is recovering! :goodvibes

The hatter can be found at the Halloween parties, and is one of the main guests at 1900 Park Faire breakfasts. Subject to change of course

Eta: theres also that tea party thing w/him & alice at the grand flo'

Thanks Katt! Hm I didn't know about the tea party thing! Sounds awesome. Not sure what it would take to get DBF to a tea party though hmmm...

lvcourtneyy
05-19-2013, 12:45 PM
That's our favorite parade spot, too! Our first time was by accident...but now we will always try for there, I think!

My favorite float is the PPan/Wendy one.

Love Presley's reactions--even the scared one, because that's just cute, too!

We happened upon it by accident the first time too! But now we don't want to watch parades anywhere else. Plus it's perfect because it really doesn't seem to get too crowded! (And we watched the same parade from there 3 times this trip so I speak from experience :rotfl:)

The Peter Pan/Wendy float is cute! I definitely need to watch Peter Pan again before September because we've never met Peter because we feel silly that neither of us remembers much from the movie.

It was fun to see her reactions and when she got scared it was so cute that the poor thing had to tolerate us laughing at it before we consoled her. Good adult behavior I'm sure. :lmao:

Thanks Katt!:cool1: I will definitely have to book one of these next trip. Btw-love your TRs. I've been lurking forever; I really need to start posting.::yes::


OK, if I had paid attention the first time I asked this, I would have caught your reply Courtney.:scared::faint: I'll pay attention now.:lmao::rotfl2:

I hope you're having a wonderful week. Patiently waiting for your next update.pixiedust:

:lmao::rotfl2: Totally understandable! But 1900 Park Fare was a great meal and if your DD has her heart set on the Mad Hatter, you can't go wrong! Just make sure you use the bathrooms at the Grand Floridian! They're too fancy to miss.

If Flickr cooperates, I'll post an update after this! Hope you had a great week also!:goodvibes

lvcourtneyy
05-19-2013, 01:15 PM
So when we left off, the most awesome dream filled parade had just ended. I know we were trying to eat after the parade. I think this is when we were going to try to get in to Tony's Town Square without reservations :crazy2: because Jenn and Rick asked and they said if we came right at opening, they'd get us in.

However, it was still about 30-45 minutes til that point and certain members of our party (hint: it was not Presley) were going to have a tantrum if they didn't have food NOW. So we decided to go over to Cosmic Ray's instead.

While walking through Tomorrowland, it was pretty empty because the parade was still making its way down Main Street (another highlight to our viewing spot!) so Chris and I suggested Jen and Rick use the chance to ride some things by themselves and we'd take Presley to Cosmic Ray's and get some food and they could meet us when they were done.

Great plan right? Right.

Until the meltdown. Presley was sleepy and realized mommy and daddy left and wasn't having any of it. Then, I made a fatal flaw. Chris and I wanted things from 2 different stations. At the time, Presley was happily sitting in her stroller, being a model child. So I said, I'll get mine and Presley's food here. You can go over there and get what you want.

Well. As soon as he walked away, the stroller apparently became a torture device and Presley wanted NOTHING to do with it. So I roll the stroller to the side and carry Presley through the line. Then it was time to pay and she refused to be put down so I could dig my wallet out of my bag. Once we negotiated that, I figured, we'd get our food in a few minutes and all would be right with the world.

Nope. Presley got juice with her meal and she wanted it NOW. Well, the CM putting our stuff on the tray already had her juice on the tray on the other side of the counter but out of my reach. So I asked her, as politely as possible, if the 2-year-old screaming for juice could have the juice while we waited.

Her answer? NO. You have to wait for all of your food before I can give it to you. UM HELLO. Screaming 2-year-old. Gr. After the longest 5 minutes of my life, we got our food. Chris came and carried it to a table. Presley got her juice and the world was a better place. That CM is on my list though.

Afterwards, Jen and Rick came and joined us and we ate our food and relaxed a bit inside. After lunch, we tricked Rick into riding Space Mountain. As tough and rough as he may look, he's terrified of rides. So we told him Space Mountain was just a ride through space (I mean is that not true?) :rotfl2: and sent him and Jen off to ride while we waited in that arcade area with Presley.

The verdict? He loved it! And sadly, the ride photo never made it onto our account because his face was priceless.

Then, we were going to head to the other side of the park because none of us had been there yet. In passing, we saw the Dream Along with Mickey show was starting in probably 15-20 minutes so we decided to wait.

While we were waiting, Chris and I went to the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor and (surprise!) stopped for more photopass pictures.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2840/8754866058_acdca3255a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8754866058/)
DSCN0713 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8754866058/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8402/8754864978_a633bee1c2.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8754864978/)
Photo0684FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8754864978/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2823/8754864844_699678e524.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8754864844/)
Photo0689FourBySix (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8754864844/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

I have no pictures of the ice cream but Chris got a basic cone and I got the

All-American Sundae - old-fashioned vanilla and chocolate ice cream with hot fudge, peanut butter drizzle, whipped cream and a cherry

aka the best thing I've tasted ever. Seriously. Amazing.

We headed back and shared some ice cream with Presley and then the show was starting!

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3693/8754864778_396d565537.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8754864778/)
DSCN0715 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8754864778/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

Presley was only minorly interested until she spotted MICKEY (or Mi-Mo as she affectionately screams upon sighting him). Then, the show had her full focus.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7376/8754864324_49359cf5e4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8754864324/)
DSCN0716 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8754864324/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7366/8754863776_99afb8bfd9.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8754863776/)
DSCN0717 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8754863776/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7346/8753740373_05ab70e7f0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8753740373/)
DSCN0718 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8753740373/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7371/8754862828_d8da1f5a74.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8754862828/)
DSCN0719 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8754862828/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

We watched all well and fine until Presley spotted this:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7309/8754861844_5bd58fec22.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8754861844/)
DSCN0720 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/8754861844/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

That's right- a roped off passageway that would lead her to Mickey. And obviously, because she is 2, the rope was there for her to go under NOT to stop her from going on the stage. So she took off.

First, she stood right next to the rope. I followed and we stood there ok for a minute or so. Then, she looked at the rope, looked at Mickey, looked at me, looked back at the rope and UNDER THE ROPE SHE WENT. Yes. We were those people. She was going on stage with Mickey.

That nice looking lady standing in the background came over so fast and so did 2 other CMs that I'm still not really certain where they came from. And said the infamous words "Excuse me, um, your child can NOT go on stage." Right. I understand that. The 2-year-old however, threw herself on the ground screaming "MI-MO MI-MO MI-MO". Luckily, Rick got there pretty quickly and carried her away because the CMs were kindly informing me that if I did not get her behind the rope, we would have to be escorted away.

After we secured the Mickey-crazed Presley in her stroller, we watched the rest of the show relatively normally.

lvcourtneyy
05-19-2013, 01:18 PM
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Luckily, we made it through the rest of the show uneventfully, and headed on to Adventureland afterwards!

lvcourtneyy
05-19-2013, 03:21 PM
Great pics! :goodvibes

AH totally didn't mean to skip you in the replies! Thank you!!!! :cheer2::goodvibes Glad to have you reading!

missangelalexis
05-20-2013, 03:11 PM
Glad to see another update from you! And to hear the explanation of the infamous TR title :goodvibes

Presley's meltdown did not sound fun :(

I missed out on Dream Along With Mickey but it's totally on my to-do list for next time!!

katt789
05-20-2013, 06:00 PM
Oh my gosh that's certainly an adventurous update! Glad that Presley got her juice and all was good in the world! Man, I think sometimes some of the cms do need to calm down, like, obviously, you know she's not allowed on the stage, but she doesn't realize that, she's not going to come quietly, especially if you can't carry her away, and they don't let you go past the rope. Eck.

Glad everything worked out in the end!

Enchantress01
05-22-2013, 04:43 PM
Just make sure you use the bathrooms at the Grand Floridian! They're too fancy to miss.

O.K., how did you know I'm obsessed with Disney bathrooms?:rolleyes1 Right now, the Pirates "loo" is my favorite. Seriously, it's so pretty. But I will definitely put the Grand Floridian "powder room" on my list of must dos.

After lunch, we tricked Rick into riding Space Mountain. As tough and rough as he may look, he's terrified of rides. So we told him Space Mountain was just a ride through space (I mean is that not true?) :rotfl2: The verdict? He loved it!

In passing, we saw [B]the Dream Along with Mickey show was starting in probably 15-20 minutes so we decided to wait.

Then, she looked at the rope, looked at Mickey, looked at me, looked back at the rope and UNDER THE ROPE SHE WENT. Yes. We were those people. She was going on stage with Mickey.

Rick's ride pic must have been amazing!:lmao: I tricked (I mean encouraged) my daughter to ride Rockin Rollercoaster (since she had been on much rougher rides at Six Flags). She loved it and there's no ride she won't try now.:yay:

Dream Along with Mickey seems so beautiful. Thanks for the pics. We missed it on the way to a Peter Pan M&G. We'll have to catch it next time.

Go Courtney, Go!:rotfl2:Nothing comes between her and Mi Mo!:mickeyjum The mental picture is just hilarious!!!:lmao: Of course for the family it's mortifying:scared: :sad2: It's crazy how your kids (or those you care for) can change you from cultured folks into "those" people in 3 seconds or less.:headache: :rolleyes1

Thanks for the great update!:yay:

lvcourtneyy
06-06-2013, 02:16 PM
Glad to see another update from you! And to hear the explanation of the infamous TR title :goodvibes

Presley's meltdown did not sound fun :(

I missed out on Dream Along With Mickey but it's totally on my to-do list for next time!!

Aw thank you! Thanks for still reading along! Yes that is the explanation :rotfl2: It was definitely hard dealing with 2 year old meltdowns, especially since we don't do it on a daily basis. But, I have to say, 97% of the time she was amazingly well behaved and I think the 4 adults on the trip had more meltdowns than her! :rotfl:

Definitely try to do DAWM next time! I love it, it's totally adorable!

Oh my gosh that's certainly an adventurous update! Glad that Presley got her juice and all was good in the world! Man, I think sometimes some of the cms do need to calm down, like, obviously, you know she's not allowed on the stage, but she doesn't realize that, she's not going to come quietly, especially if you can't carry her away, and they don't let you go past the rope. Eck.

Glad everything worked out in the end!

Definitely an adventure! I agree. I understand why they reacted that way and I'm not one of those "Don't yell at my kid, she can do whatever she wants types" but she's also 2 not like 10 so logic doesn't really work on her. :rotfl2: Luckily, it all resolved fairly quickly!

O.K., how did you know I'm obsessed with Disney bathrooms?:rolleyes1 Right now, the Pirates "loo" is my favorite. Seriously, it's so pretty. But I will definitely put the Grand Floridian "powder room" on my list of must dos.



Rick's ride pic must have been amazing!:lmao: I tricked (I mean encouraged) my daughter to ride Rockin Rollercoaster (since she had been on much rougher rides at Six Flags). She loved it and there's no ride she won't try now.:yay:

Dream Along with Mickey seems so beautiful. Thanks for the pics. We missed it on the way to a Peter Pan M&G. We'll have to catch it next time.

Go Courtney, Go!:rotfl2:Nothing comes between her and Mi Mo!:mickeyjum The mental picture is just hilarious!!!:lmao: Of course for the family it's mortifying:scared: :sad2: It's crazy how your kids (or those you care for) can change you from cultured folks into "those" people in 3 seconds or less.:headache: :rolleyes1

Thanks for the great update!:yay:

:lmao::lmao: The bathroom things must be a Disboards quirk! I've never been so excited to see bathrooms as I am to see the Rapunzel ones!

I think some "encouragement" to experience things you know they're gonna end up liking is always reasonable :rotfl:

Haha yeah in the moment it's one of those :crazy2: "I-can't-believe-this-is-my-family" embarrassing moments. But once it was resolved, we realized she's 2, these things are the stories we get to laugh about and bring up for the rest of her life! :goodvibes

lvcourtneyy
06-06-2013, 03:12 PM
So sorry it's been so long! I've been really slacking on the Disboards recently. Life has been kicking my butt. AND for a little bit, it seemed like our September trip was going to have to get cancelled because my cousin, who is supposed to be planning a September 2014 wedding was trying to move it to September 2013. :crazy2: However, everyone, including her finance, agreed it was a terrible idea and now she's back to Fall 2014.

Back in January, we had just watched Dream Along with Mickey and with our security escapades behind us, we were finally ready to hit the other side of the Magic Kingdom!

So I have literally no pictures of the next 2 hours. So I can't vouch 100% for the accuracy of the order. But I know all of these things happened and there's no witnesses willing to say otherwise, so we're gonna accept this as the story.

I remember checking the wait times for the Haunted Mansion while watching DAWM so I think that's logically where we headed next. We went through the interactive line and Presley and I were happy playing in line. I think it was between a 15-20 minute wait. We were a little worried about how Presley would feel about it but she LOVED it. I mean, at first she was a little unsure of herself but she just spent the whole ride going "Mwahahaha" and loved it.

Then, I think we ended up going the long route because we were on a snack quest. Jen got ice cream and I'm sure Chris and I had a snack in there :lmao: and Presley took one bite of the ice cream and spilled it on herself so she got changed.

I think this picture was right after that.

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Then we walked right onto the Jungle Cruise, which was a first for us, even though I'd heard a lot about it! Presley loves boat rides so she was happy. And we found the silly jokes to be fairly entertaining. Our skipper was a girl, probably like my age, and she was so into it that Chris and Rick weren't convinced at first that she was following a script. :rotfl2:

We also walked right onto Pirates of the Caribbean next which everyone enjoyed. Presley and I spent the boat ride singing "Yo-Ho-Yo-Ho a Pirate's life for me! (she stuck to just the Yo-Ho-Yo-Ho part though). Luckily, we had the boat to ourselves because I'm sure we wouldn't have been entertaining to others.

The original plan was to head into Frontierland to hit up BTMRR but it was getting close to the time for Wishes so we changed our agenda. We started heading back towards Main Street. On our way, we noticed a short wait time for Pixie Hollow and jumped on the opportunity!

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(excuse the fact that Presley was in need of a belt!)

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I really adore all the fairy photopass borders!

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Tinkerbell was great with Presley and Presley was enamored with her! The CM handler annoyed me a little though because we wanted to do a group shot after Presley went by herself and there was literally like no one behind us but he rushed us through and then acted annoyed when Chris and I wanted our own pictures. Grr but whatever.

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She's too cute when she's excited about characters!

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Periwinkle asked Presley if she wanted to give her a kiss on the cheek for the picture. So Presley said ok and was going in for it but at the last minute turned her head and changed her mind!

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This is Periwinkle posed for the picture and Presley changing her mind!

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Periwinkle was all "Hey you psyched me out" and Presley has a devilish look on her face :lmao:

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She couldn't wait to show off her new autographs!

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As you can tell by our laughter, we had a great time hanging out with our fairy friends!

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lvcourtneyy
06-06-2013, 06:52 PM
Just popping back in to say that I've started a PTR for my September trip! :cheer2::cheer2:

I wasn't going to do one since I can barely seem to keep up with this one :rotfl2: but I'm too excited/ driving everyone around me crazy talking about it that I've decided to do it!

If anyone wouldn't mind stopping in, here is the link:

"We both got real jobs now we can go to Disney! Sept 2013 PTR (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3123146)


:cool1: :grouphug:

cfw213
06-06-2013, 07:10 PM
Cute fairy pics! I might have to jump in there next time. Going to your PTR now!

missangelalexis
06-07-2013, 10:12 AM
I mean, at first she was a little unsure of herself but she just spent the whole ride going "Mwahahaha" and loved it.

That is awesome! :rotfl:

I love the fairy pics! I just finished watching all 4 fairy films for the first time and I am now a fan!

katt789
06-07-2013, 11:39 AM
Fairy update!! Favsies!!

Whoop! Glad that it all got convinced back to next year! Would have sucked to have to cancel!

Ahahah thatís so cute that she was all ďmwahahaĒ ah! Adorbs! I feel like HM scares so many kids off in the stretching room while the rest of the ride isnít scary at all! I like it when the adults just cover their eyes/ears so they donít freak out!

Presleyís adorable! Glad that JC was great! The experience depends SO MUCH on the skipper! We had a GREAT,not to mention super attractive one in Sept and it was awesome, in Feb the guy had such a thick accent you couldnít understand him. SO SAD itís going to be closed this Sept!!

Oh my gosh that Peri is PERFECT! Ugh, I miss her so much, I do wish theyíd add her into the rotation, sheís just too cute!

Super cute update!! Gonna pop over to the PTR now!!

lvcourtneyy
06-15-2013, 09:20 AM
Cute fairy pics! I might have to jump in there next time. Going to your PTR now!

The fairies are a lot of fun! And I feel like the wait time posted for them isn't always accurate. When we went in, the sign said 45 minute wait but I peeked in and there were only like 3 families in line! :confused3

Glad to have you along for both reports! :goodvibes

That is awesome! :rotfl:

I love the fairy pics! I just finished watching all 4 fairy films for the first time and I am now a fan!

:rotfl2: She's a funny little kid that Presley!

I have to watch the fairy movies still! I think I have one on DVD and I know there's at least one on Netflix! I'm glad you liked them! :goodvibes

Fairy update!! Favsies!!

Whoop! Glad that it all got convinced back to next year! Would have sucked to have to cancel!

Ahahah thatís so cute that she was all ďmwahahaĒ ah! Adorbs! I feel like HM scares so many kids off in the stretching room while the rest of the ride isnít scary at all! I like it when the adults just cover their eyes/ears so they donít freak out!

Presleyís adorable! Glad that JC was great! The experience depends SO MUCH on the skipper! We had a GREAT,not to mention super attractive one in Sept and it was awesome, in Feb the guy had such a thick accent you couldnít understand him. SO SAD itís going to be closed this Sept!!

Oh my gosh that Peri is PERFECT! Ugh, I miss her so much, I do wish theyíd add her into the rotation, sheís just too cute!

Super cute update!! Gonna pop over to the PTR now!!


Omg I would've died if I had to cancel for this wedding! Under any other circumstance I would be ok with it, like a wedding is a valid reason to postpone a vacation but this wedding is just a disaster waiting to happen :scared1:

Ah it was so adorable! Yeah, on the dark rides like HM and POTC, she was more nervous than scared but with a little distraction, she LOVED them. I was so proud!

I'm really really sad JC is closed in September! I just discovered it in January and I was really looking forward to going on again! Oh well, guess I'll just have to plan more trips now! :lmao:

That Periwinkle WAS perfect and so adorable with Presley (and us!)

lvcourtneyy
06-15-2013, 09:38 AM
So after leaving Pixie Hollow, we headed to Main Street to catch Wishes and Celebrate the Magic.

I know when we got to Main Street they were already doing the first showing of Celebrate the Magic but then they were giving Wishes and doing Celebrate the Magic again 15 minutes after Wishes so we weren't too concerned.

We figured we'd just stand on the pathway from Adventureland to Main Street off to the side to watch Wishes since the front of the castle was pretty crowded and we didn't want to go trampling around people but a CM was leading people to places to stand on Main St so we followed!

I couldn't resist taking castle pictures while we waited!
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As you can see it was pretty crowded! For the most part people were well-behaved and polite though. Although, at some point while we were waiting, a group of women, probably around our age plopped on the floor with their children and then started yelling at everyone standing in front of them that they should sit down because they were blocking the view for the children. :confused3 I'm not really sure how they thought that was gonna work. I mean, the people were standing way before they were sitting. Whatever!

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She was SO excited about the lights on the castle!

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Soon enough, it was 8 pm and Wishes was starting!

Star light, star bright

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Poor Presley was so excited while we were waiting, but she really only tolerated it until she saw Tinkerbell fly. She didn't cry or scream though. She covered her ears and watched only out of the corner of her eye while she hid on daddy's shoulder and then she was fine. I was impressed!

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I love that they turn the holiday lights off on the castle and start putting them back on during Wishes! Too perfect.

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I mean, is anything more beautiful than this?

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lvcourtneyy
06-15-2013, 10:11 AM
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Once the magic was over and I had tears, I looked over and saw that Jen was wiping away tears too! No one is immune to Wishes! We all clapped, including Presley who clapped and yelled "YAY no more boom!" :rotfl2:

We had 15 minutes until Celebrate the Magic was starting so we moved to the side in the interest of not being trampled by the herds leaving Main Street. MK was having EMH tonight but Chris and I were deciding to just leave after Celebrate the Magic because we were exhausted. Jen and Rick were deciding what to do and the nicest woman came up and gave us like 14 FPs for Peter Pan and Dumbo! It was so nice of her but Jen and Rick decided they were going to head over to Tomorrowland so we weren't going to use them so we handed them off to another large family who looked like they were headed for Fantasyland and they were so happy! Yay for spreading the magic!

So they headed off to do that and we watched Celebrate the Magic. Unfortunately, I took pictures and video of the show and I just couldn't get the settings right so most of them are pretty bad quality.

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I really love Celebrate the Magic. I liked the Magic, the Memories and You ok when I saw it but I feel like I lot of the magic of that one was lost on you if you weren't really close up to see the pictures and such. Celebrate the Magic just feels like Disney to me. The music is catchy. It has all the Classic movies and the new movies. It has Walt. I love it. If you haven't seen it, you really should! pixiedust:

So after the show was over and I stopped tearing, we made our way down Main Street.

But not without 100,000 castle pictures first. Seriously, it's kinda a problem. I can't see the castle and not take pictures.

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Oh and we stopped multiple times on Main Street at the PP guys. I mean, what is the photos from one of them were all bad? We have to have ones from a different angle just in case, right?

The argument was lost on Chris too. He just sighed and gave in. Smart boy.

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We exited the park and there was a Pop Century bus waiting when we got there that wasn't full! Yay! And I don't have any more pictures for the night so I assume we went back to the room and just crashed! Tomorrow, we head to AK!

monkey30
06-15-2013, 10:24 AM
YAY I made it through just to find a new update!!!

following along here as well!

katt789
06-15-2013, 02:45 PM
I opened the update and was all "yay wishes" and then you were all 'star light, star bright" and I was in tears like, my FEEEEEEEEELLLSS

Your Wishes pictures are fantastic!! I'm glad you liked Celebrate the Magic! We should definitely do the evening festivities together in Sept on the twelfth! :cool1: Then we can at least have the "HEY! She's crying too" if anyone thinks we're weird...:rotfl2:

Enchantress01
06-16-2013, 07:20 AM
Wow! What a beautiful update! I don't know how it happens but I can see Celebrate the Magic and Wishes repeatedly and never tire of them.:love: And Castle looks amazing with those icicle lights. Just gorgeous!:earseek:

Thanks for the wonderful pictures; there are never too many, just beautiful.

You sound like you had a wonderful night. And things were really going your way. And 14 FPs?! Way to spread the magic!:yay:pixiedust:

I'm headed over to your PTR now...popcorn::

Thanks for posting.

ILGoofy
06-16-2013, 07:34 AM
I'm not sure how I missed the castle show last trip. And I only have the faintest recollection of Wishes. I have no idea what we were doing. I'm really going to have to make up for that this trip.

mirage0306
06-18-2013, 12:01 AM
Hi-- new reader here. I just read your whole TR! Love it!!! Love all the pics! You and your boyfriend are so adorable--love how you do all the character meets. Awesome! Presley is super cute too!

We are going back next month and will be at pop part of the time. Your pics are making me really excited! Can't wait to read more!!

lvcourtneyy
06-22-2013, 10:27 AM
YAY I made it through just to find a new update!!!

following along here as well!

:welcome:! Glad to have you here and on the PTR! :goodvibes


I opened the update and was all "yay wishes" and then you were all 'star light, star bright" and I was in tears like, my FEEEEEEEEELLLSS

Your Wishes pictures are fantastic!! I'm glad you liked Celebrate the Magic! We should definitely do the evening festivities together in Sept on the twelfth! :cool1: Then we can at least have the "HEY! She's crying too" if anyone thinks we're weird...:rotfl2:


Ah I can't even deal. I've been watching Wishes and Celebrate the Magic on Youtube so often recently and there are tears EVERY TIME. And I tried to show the videos to my sister and she was just like "oh ok, yeah they're pretty AND TURNED THEM OFF". Ugh I need to get that girl to Disney and fix this.

UM YES! We definitely need to do that!!! The main reason we're going to MK on the 12th is for MSEP/Celebrate the Magic/Wishes so that's the best idea ever!!

Wow! What a beautiful update! I don't know how it happens but I can see Celebrate the Magic and Wishes repeatedly and never tire of them.:love: And Castle looks amazing with those icicle lights. Just gorgeous!:earseek:

Thanks for the wonderful pictures; there are never too many, just beautiful.

You sound like you had a wonderful night. And things were really going your way. And 14 FPs?! Way to spread the magic!:yay:pixiedust:

I'm headed over to your PTR now...popcorn::

Thanks for posting.

I 100% agree-- I could watch them all day! :goodvibes I love the icicle lights, it's actually going to be weird in October to see it without them!

Aw thank you so much! :goodvibes

It really was a great night and yes omg it was SO many FPs!

Thank you so much for reading!!

I'm not sure how I missed the castle show last trip. And I only have the faintest recollection of Wishes. I have no idea what we were doing. I'm really going to have to make up for that this trip.

Ah perfect reasons for another trip! You definitely need to fix that this time! :rotfl2::goodvibes

Hi-- new reader here. I just read your whole TR! Love it!!! Love all the pics! You and your boyfriend are so adorable--love how you do all the character meets. Awesome! Presley is super cute too!

We are going back next month and will be at pop part of the time. Your pics are making me really excited! Can't wait to read more!!

:welcome: Thank you for reading the whole thing!

Aw thank you so much for all the kind words! :goodvibes The character meets are one of my favorite parts! Chris will never tell you he enjoys them, but really, he does :rotfl2:

Ah that's soo soon! How exciting! What dates are you going? We really enjoyed Pop--I hope you have a magical trip! :goodvibes

lvcourtneyy
06-22-2013, 11:43 AM
This morning, we were headed to Animal Kingdom! There were EMH starting at 8 so we were up around 6, went to the food court at Pop to eat and headed out to the buses.

We had made a fateful decision before leaving our rooms this morning. Every day prior, we had brought sweatshirts/jackets and ended up carrying them halfway through the day. So, we checked the weather this morning and said "Well, it seems like it's going to be warm. Let's just leave our sweatshirts in the room today so we don't end up carrying them." :laughing:

WORST IDEA EVER. We were FREEZING COLD. Waiting for a bus to come never seemed so torturous before ever. We started talking to the people next to us in line for the bus. They were a nice couple who lived in Florida and took their grandson to Disney when he came to visit them. Best grandparents ever! They laughed at our rookie mistake.

After what seemed like an absolute eternity, the bus came and we were at AK at 7:40. There were no lines for the bag check and turnstiles.

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I love how elaborate the Christmas trees are. I wish I had one for my house!

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Yay Animal Kingdom. I had no idea the Rainforest Cafe served breakfast but I guess there was no wait!

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We were held by Discovery Island waiting for RD and luckily there was a little stand there where we got coffee and hot chocolate while we were waiting.

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RD came pretty quickly after that and we headed to Kilimanjaro Safaris with our warm beverages in hand. The ride was a walk-on and I was a little annoyed because this couple insisted the CM let them sit in our row with us even though she was gonna have them wait 30 seconds for the next tram car. Every time I started taking a picture, the woman seemed determined to get in it:

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Grr. Whatever, I moved on.

I really enjoy the safari. I know some people say it's a glorified zoo but one of my best friends from college spent over a year in Africa volunteering and she said that Disney did a pretty amazing job recreating it. So, I appreciate the time and energy that had to go into that. Also, I remember hearing that Walt wanted to have live animals on various attractions but obviously it was too difficult so that's where animatronics came into play and to me, Animal Kingdom is the way to fulfill that vision of Walt's.

Ramble over now. Onto the safari pictures:

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DSCN0776 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/9101194055/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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No dancing on the safari please. Although, I'm pretty sure I read about the scary protocol for what happens if someone falls off the safari in the alligator area in Jess' CP report and I think this is one ride I'll follow their warnings on! :eek:

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DSCN0781 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/9101193495/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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They look so innocent don't they?

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We're not alone out here!

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DSCN0791 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92432572@N03/9103423110/) by RN Courtney (http://www.flickr.com/people/92432572@N03/), on Flickr

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