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Old 05-30-2011, 06:14 AM   #1
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A Stringbean, a Wingnut, and a plan! (A January '12 PTR) TRIP REPORT STARTED!! 1/16!!

Hi everyone, and welcome to my first PTR!

My name is Sara (aka Stringbean), and my DBF is Wingnut. You may remember us from such dining reviews and trip reports as "A Post Open-Heart Surgery Dining Report" and "A Post Open-Heart Surgery Trip Report".

(Astute readers at this point may have gathered that one of us has had heart surgery in the recent past. That was me, mitral valve repair in July '10. Everything is fixed and looking wonderful now!)

Here we are:









Hmm, how did that last one sneak in there?? You'll hear me rhapsodize about those Napoleons from Boulangerie Patisserie several times.

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I am definitely the bigger Disney nut in our household (although Wingnut will quite happily pore over the menus for endless amounts of time), and Wingnut seems to see this PTR as a new pinnacle of my Disney obsession (I prefer the term "hobby" ). I'm pretty sure I can come up with something else to make him reassess that.

But in the meantime, welcome aboard the happiest PTR that ever sailed!!!

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The plan, which is really more of an idea, so far

The resort contemplation...

ADR contemplations, the breakfast edition

ADR contemplations, the dinner edition

Before I post our lunch ideas...

ADR contemplations, the lunch edition

A story...

Another step in the planning process...and another story...

Getting closer...

An ADR addition

Mickey mail!!!

Day 1 ADR's!

1 year later / Day 2 ADR's

Day 3 ADR's

30 Day Parks Challenge - Day 1

30 Day Parks Challenge - Day 2

Free Dining...and a change!!

We are booked at....

Day 4 ADR's

Six best eats at WDW

30 Day Parks Challenge - Day 3

Day 5 ADR's

Waiting for the rain...

30 Day Parks Challenge - Day 4

Well, this didn't take long at all

The ADR dilemma continues. And Day 6 ADR's!

Wingnut's birthday!!!

ADR update!

30 Day Parks Challenge - Days 5 and 6

Slightly annoying news/super-awesome news

Souvenirs / 30 Day Parks Challenge - Days 7 and 8

Past 100 days left / 30 Day Parks Challenge - Days 10 and 11

A(nother) change to the plans

We are NOW staying at...

A dairy free frosting interlude

30 Day Parks Challenge - Days 9, 12, 13, and 14

Ruminations and 30 Day Parks Challenge Days 15 and 16

Complaining about the weather / dreaming of caramel

Another change to the plans...and nobody's surprised.

30 Day Parks Challenge Days 17 and 18, and some holiday shopping

30 Day Parks Challenge Days 19 and 20

Brownies / 30 Day Parks Challenge Days 21 and 22

The unanticipated has occurred.

Random stuff, and 30 Day Parks Challenge Days 23 and 24

30 Day Parks Challenge Days 25 and 26

No Mickey Mail yet!

Crisis averted. And 30 Day Parks Challenge Days 27 and 28.

Another ADR change!

A bunch of random stuff, and 30 Day Parks Challenge Days 29 and 30!!

Still waiting...

The Magical Express saga continues...

No sign of the ME stuff yet...

The saga continues...more...

THEY'RE HERE!!!

...and we're off!!

...and we're back!!!

Trip report started!!!

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Old 05-30-2011, 08:13 AM   #2
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Stringbean + Wingnut ... I'm a fan !!! Can't wait to see what you have planned !!
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:14 AM   #3
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:17 AM   #4
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Fun! I read your other PTR and TR, and I can't wait to read about your new plans!
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:21 AM   #5
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I'm here!

ETA: I'm not sure why it's showing my post as second....I posted it around 9:30. Weird!

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Old 05-30-2011, 09:41 AM   #6
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Love your reports --- When are you guys going???? We need details!!!!
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:26 AM   #7
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:52 AM   #9
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I just read your TR last night. I'm in for this one!!
Thanks for writing another. Sue
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Well, I am officially losing my mind!! LOL I thought I had already joined this PTR!! Well, I am here now!
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for the Boardwalk! Love LOVE that resort!

Did you watch the P&F movie this weekend? I'm sorry if you already mentioned it and I missed it. I liked it!
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:52 PM   #12
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My view was that because it's usually Phineas that's the catalyst in the adventures and he's way more talkative than Ferb, he's used to having everything go his way and be about him (not in a jerky way, because he's essentially a good kid, but no one ever really seriously challenges him to change this - people ask what he's doing today all the time and he's like eight so he's supposed to have a self-centered world view). So I feel like he judges a lot of things based on his outlook and how they fit into his world (i.e., being surprised that Doofenshmirtz was evil, Perry wasn't just a housepet) and gets rattled (and then defensive) when it's not that way.

But again, since this is a solve-everything-in-15-minutes kind of show, all of the above is wild speculation (poorly and quickly written, which is why it doesn't make sense and there aren't really any backing examples), of course!

TV Tropes is amazing. So much random trivia about pretty much any form of media.

Yeah, I wasn't really sure why it was so nerve wracking to switch days for ADRs due to park crowd predictions, because in the end, it didn't really matter (boyfriend didn't care, got everything). But there's about ten minutes where it's become the most important thing in the room and of course the cat chose that second to knock over a lamp while catching a fly...! But no vacations were destroyed this time.
That does make sense. I just always saw him as a very encouraging, "look on the bright side" kind of character. His reaction just surprised me. But I'll also admit I wasn't paying perfect attention during the movie (on the Dis, of course!), so I could have missed stuff too.

Ohh it's a trivia site! Idk why, I assumed it was a Hulu-type site! I'll definitely have to check that out!

Hahaha isn't that always the way?? You really have to focus on something, and everything takes that opportunity to go awry! I'm glad everything worked out though!

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Yeah, Phineas' reaction was a bit odd, and while it was happening I was thinking about whether there was another episode where he freaked out, and then I realized, I was putting way to much stock in a cartoon.

But I did like that they gave Kevin his own dimension.
But overanalyzing cartoons is fun!

I still just think his reaction was strange. I also haven't seen the other episode where he got freaked out, so maybe I'm missing a bit of backstory.

Overall, I did think the movie was fun though!

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for the Boardwalk! Love LOVE that resort!

Did you watch the P&F movie this weekend? I'm sorry if you already mentioned it and I missed it. I liked it!
We're REALLY excited!!! Have you stayed there? I've only appreciated it from the outside so far .

I did, we've been talking about Phineas' reaction to Perry being Agent P...what do you think?? Overall, I did enjoy the movie, but I only saw the first 2/3rds of it (before Jersey Shore came on ).
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Old 08-20-2011, 06:14 AM   #13
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30 Day Park Challenge - Day 3!

Day 3 - Your Favorite Attraction in Tomorrowland

This is actually a tough one for me, a bunch of my favorite attractions are condensed in this land....alright. Here are my top 3.

1. The Monster's Inc Laugh Floor (at least, I think) is hilarious and adorable, and I just love that some of the seats have the little lights on them a la an actual comedy club (it's the little things, I know). I love the corny humor ("ah, Pennsylvania...the home of the Eiffel Tower!"), it never fails to make me laugh.

2. The TTA PeopleMover I just love. It's just 9 or so minutes of relaxing breezy enjoyment through the trailer of the attractions of Tomorrowland (oh, and a lovely view of the Castle at one point!)

3. The Carousel of Progress. I know it's outdated and shabby and that song is possibly even more ear-wormy than it's a small world, but I love it. And not just on the basis of "it's a classic," which it is, but it just has charm. And history. And awesome workout machines a la approximately 1940.

How about you? Can you pick just one favorite? Or three. Three is fine too. Six may be excessive, considering there's only eight Tomorrowland attractions in total...
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I love Tomorrowland! I think my favorite attractions there are the People Mover, Carousel of Progress and Space Mountain! I love CoP so much, if they ever decide to close that down, I would cry! I know it's outdated, but that's what makes it so much fun, it's a classic!
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Space Mountain is my favorite in Tomorrowland. When my kids were younger we lived by the......

First Park is MK, First ride is Space Mountain manntra. There was just no other way to do a trip. So space brings back wonderful memories of the pre-teen years.

#2 - TTA - love this ride. You are so right - 9 minutes of bliss.

#3 - CoP - Denny loves this ride more than I do. One trip he tried to ride it three times. I have to go back in December and pay homage to my old oven which was exactly like the one in the last scene.
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