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Old 11-26-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Scooter Mom Rides Again !!! A Thanksgiving TR-Nov.21-25(Updated12/26-closingthoughts)

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Hello fellows DISers and welcome to my new TR !!

We had planned this trip earlier this year, but cancelled it when I found out I was having surgery on my ankle. We thought I would still be in a cast at Thanksgiving, but I got my cast off on Halloween and after a couple of days, DH said to book something for Thanksgiving. Well, he didn't have to ask me twice. I booked that trip so fast his head spun (but not in a creepy Exorcist kinda way).

On July 23, I was coming down the stairs at our house and as I was descending, the dog was at the front window barking at something and my focus shifted from the stairs and onto whatever was causing the dog to spaz out. And I am not sure exactly what happened, but I fell down the remaining stairs injuring my left ankle very badly.

I had surgery September 20. It is a very painful surgery and it is VERY slow to heal. So even though I had my cast off, I was still in a walking boot and still in a decent amount of pain. So walking 8-10 miles a day was out of the question. So we rented a scooter - again.

In case anyone is wondering how long it has been since my injury occurred - it has been FOUR months. And I am still in a walking boot and not able to get around very well. It has been horrible. So I was happy to be getting another trip to Disney to cheer me up. So with my scooter rental and a bottle of pain pills, we were off !!

SO &&. Let me finally get down to introductions and trip details.

When: November 21-25, 2012

Where: Saratoga Springs Resort

Who: Me, Scooter Mom extraordinaire 44 year old Irrigation Designer and lover (aka crazy freak) of all things Disney.



DH my wonderful husband of almost 15 years. In upper management at a local Chemical Company. He pretends to just tolerate my Disney obsession, but I think he has as much fun as we do.



DS - 13 year old thrill seeker, but still a sweet boy (so far)



DD - 10 year old sweetie who loves all things Disney.



I hope those of you that choose to read along will stop by and say hello. I just love seeing my DIS friends and meeting new ones !!

Are you ready to roll with me - AGAIN ????

Lets go !!

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Old 11-26-2012, 08:43 PM   #2
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Yea another trip report. So glad to hear your foot is so much better. Made for a better time at disney.
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I see at least one picture from the Segway tour was taken. Ride on scooter mom!
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Yea another trip report. So glad to hear your foot is so much better. Made for a better time at disney.
so happy to have to back to follow along !!

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I see at least one picture from the Segway tour was taken. Ride on scooter mom!
My Disney bestie !!

Yep - that photo was one of three and the other two looked just like that one. Epic fail on the photo taking of the tour. But I will let him slide, I guess since he had to have both hands on the Segway.

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I'm here Susan!!! I can't wait to hear about everything. It was so nice to meet you when we were down there.
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Saratoga looks beautiful! OMG-those pillows are brilliant. Phillipe and Maximus are some of the best Disney horses!
It is a very beautiful and peaceful resort. They are !!!

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I'm here Susan!!! I can't wait to hear about everything. It was so nice to meet you when we were down there.
Hey Danielle !! I was so happy to meet you, too !! Wasn't Epcot crazy crowded that day ?? I hope your lunch at Via Napoli was good !! I will post our pictures when I get to that part. You post yours, too !! Since DS took ours, I am not sure mine came out so well.
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Bumper cars??!! Where the heck are there bumper cars??!? Ok we may have to burn a WPF&M option and go back to DQ. I do really like the old school games. You can find a Galaga machine most anywhere, but Joust.. Not so much. Did they have a Tron?
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Bumper cars??!! Where the heck are there bumper cars??!? Ok we may have to burn a WPF&M option and go back to DQ. I do really like the old school games. You can find a Galaga machine most anywhere, but Joust.. Not so much. Did they have a Tron?
I don't know. I didn't pay much attention to the old school games because DD and I were in line for the bumper cars which are right behind the old school games. I will add that DQ was not a very scooter friendly place, so I waited in the corner a good bit to be out of everyone's way. I am certain I dipped into my pain pill stash by then as well. Having my leg down most of the day had caused to swell and it hurt pretty bad. So some of it was a little "blurry" for me. DH and the kids really enjoyed it, though.
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The AP deal for DVC owners really was an awesome deal! I was so jealous that I wasn't DVC when it came out Disney Quest looks like it would be something my DH would enjoy so far. I'm hoping on our next trip we can go now that they add two tickets to the regular packages.
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The AP deal for DVC owners really was an awesome deal! I was so jealous that I wasn't DVC when it came out Disney Quest looks like it would be something my DH would enjoy so far. I'm hoping on our next trip we can go now that they add two tickets to the regular packages.
My DH and the kids really enjoyed Disney Quest. But since I couldn't walk, it was really hard for me to get around in there. It really had some neat things to do and see. The kids can't wait to go back. Maybe I will enjoy it more when I am more mobile.

I agree that the DVC renewal deal was one of the best deals I have ever seen. We saved a good bit of money on souvenirs, too, since you get 20% off of your purchases with a premium pass.
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Day 1 Part 5

Disney Quest had a bumper car ride called Buzz Lightyear Astroblasters



It was pretty fun. I would suggest doing it more than once. It takes a few times to get the hang of it.

Here is DD getting strapped in to the bumper car.



After that, we headed over to another room and played some more games.

This place has five levels, so there is tons to do.



This was called Pinball Slam



But we didnt get the chance to do it. It looked very interesting though.

They had these games that were kind of like virtual reality rides. There was something like 15 different scenes you could do. It made you feel like you were on the actual ride. Some were better than others. They were really neat.





Our next stop was the Virtual Jungle Cruise.





This was really fun.

DH and DD went up top there to do the Aladdins Magic Carpet Ride.





DH really enjoyed this. Said it was really cool. But it could make you dizzy.

Pirates of the Caribbean



We didnt get to this one either, but it looked intriguing.

These were very popular.



Next, the kids wanted to do the Cyber Space Mountain. DH took them while I waited.





Here was another section. I seemed geared towards smaller kids.



They had an Animators Class, too just like at Hollywood Studios. I wanted to do it, but there wasnt an empty seat.





DH and the kids were taking a while at Cyber Space Mountain, so I got some random photos.









After the kids got done with the Cyber Space Mountain, I needed a rest.

We were supposed to meet my BFF Pixie Princess at Hollywood Studios that night to see the Osborne Lights.

I took some gift shop photos







After that, we hopped the boat back to SSR to get some rest.


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Thanks for the heads up; I'm here and I'll be back later today to catch up.
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So this may be a silly question but what do the virtual rides feel like? Are they supposed to be like the real thing? The Buzz Bumper thing looked fun!
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