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Old 04-08-2009, 03:03 PM   #616
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Friday, June 19th EPCOT!

This used to be the park I wanted to skip, but it has grown into a favorite park of my family. The past two years we have gone 12+ hours at this park, with no breaks...9-9. I don't think we will be doing that this trip, but I still hope we have lots of time to explore all that EPCOT has to offer.

We will again hit rope drop!


With that in mind, here is what I would like to accomplish:
Character Connection- this picture says it all:

Even if we don't get a picture like this we love to see the gang!


Spaceship Earth- both girls talk about this ride from last summer. Plus being newly redone my parents want to check it out!

Test Track- Hannah has never done this. It has been a few years since I have gotten to ride it either so this year I am going to make sure she rides it. She is a bit nervous because the que is so loud.

Journey into Imagination- the girls both love this pavillion!

Land Pavillion, Soarin is my favorite ride at EPCOT and in the top 2 or 3 in all of WDW! It is also the ride that my parents talk most about wanting to do. Luckily DH does not like it.... so he can stay with Luke/Emily. We also do the boatride- it is a big hit with my kids.

The Seas with Nemo and Friends- we still can't pass up the Nemo ride and enjoy Turtle Talk with Crush. My parents have not seen this pavillion since it was updated.


As for World Showcase....we like to make the masks at each country. I am considering a passport for Hannah-- you can buy those there???

We also love Gran Fiesta boatride in Mexico. I lost track of the number of rides the girls did last summer on this.

The American Adventure- I know that my parents and Doug want to do this... I will probably be entertaining kids.

Other misc stuff-

The fountains- we don't miss the opportunity to cool down!

The characters- we have always had fantastic luck seeing the characters around World Showcase. I hope we can catch Mulan this trip!

We will be dining at the Coral Reef this night for dinner.
I hope we can have lunch in the WS at a CS... I bet that my dh and dad will be at the Liberty Inn... but I want a taste of the world... and a drink from one of the countries too!
I am not sure when we will break this day... or perhaps we will last all day and leave immediately following dinner (doubtful). Not really set on this plan. We have a dinner at LeCellier planned later that trip, so we will return to EPCOT for a second day.

Here are some of the favorite EPCOT pics:







and from the trip before








All in all I am super excited to return to EPCOT! We always have great days as we travel around the world and soar!

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Old 04-08-2009, 03:08 PM   #617
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Aw that picture of the 3 of them looking out is adorable.
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:59 PM   #618
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great Easter Bunny letter
your epcot plans left me smiling and excited to see how the day actually goes!!
Have a great holiday weekend
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:42 PM   #619
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Cute letter from the Easter Bunny! What a great idea to color code the eggs!

I just love seeing your photos from before -- that Character Connection interaction was just the best -- I remember that from last year on your TR!

Ahhh, Soarin' -- can you almost smell the oranges?
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:43 PM   #620
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I love the letter to the Easter Bunny. I'll have to remember that colors thing for next year.

I love EPCOT as well. I didn't think I would like it with A., but she loves it as well.

As for the CS, I love the Mexico counter service. I also like to get one of those ice/juice things in Japan. I can't remember the name though.

How did the haircuts go?
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:19 PM   #621
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Gorgeous pictures of gorgeous children!!!


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Good thing you checked!

We had snow flurries yesterday -- crazy weather!
My brother was in ATL.... and said it was cold.... windy windy windy during their day sightseeing!


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Wow! We just had cold and windy weather yesterday. This morning the temp was 36. I'm glad I haven't planted anything yet.
Today was at least pretty!
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:24 PM   #622
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We used to handle our egg hunt the same way: assigned colors. We still do it that way for Ian. Will you put the Disney Dollars inside the eggs? I didn't know whether I would try to fit them in eggs, or put little scraps of paper in eggs telling the kids to redeem them for Disney Dollars.


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I am putting them in... I just dug out some bigger eggs to stuff them in. They are only hunting for ten eggs each. They have two more hunts... with each set of grandparents, so they have lots of egg hunting left.

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Aw that picture of the 3 of them looking out is adorable.

I love those type of pics... I try to get some every trip. My favorite ever is Hannah at 1.5 walking with DH down Main Street with her ears on. It will always be the favorite pic of mine. I should try to scan it in!

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great Easter Bunny letter
your epcot plans left me smiling and excited to see how the day actually goes!!
Have a great holiday weekend
Of all the days EPCOT makes me the most nervous. I am not sure how we will do it!

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Cute letter from the Easter Bunny! What a great idea to color code the eggs!

I just love seeing your photos from before -- that Character Connection interaction was just the best -- I remember that from last year on your TR!

Ahhh, Soarin' -- can you almost smell the oranges?
I remember just being so tearful last year on Soarin'-- I love it so and it was the only biggie ride that I got to do! Just hearing the music on the CD takes me back!


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I love the letter to the Easter Bunny. I'll have to remember that colors thing for next year.

I love EPCOT as well. I didn't think I would like it with A., but she loves it as well.

As for the CS, I love the Mexico counter service. I also like to get one of those ice/juice things in Japan. I can't remember the name though.

How did the haircuts go?
Cutting Emily's hair is a disaster... it is getting thicker but wild. I am trying to just keep it looking trimmed and short on purpose. Also I don't want bangs, so the front is unruly. Plus she is protesting having anyone help with anything... including her hair!
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:38 PM   #623
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You really are queen of the "back side" shots! I love the photos of the girls in tomorrow land and DTD playing in the fountains last year. I would love to see the one of Hannah in her Mickey ears!
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My brother was in ATL.... and said it was cold.... windy windy windy during their day sightseeing!

Today was at least pretty!
It was cold and windy yesterday -- unseasonably so. Where did BIL and fam go for sightseeing?

Today was pretty here, too. It's supposed to storm again on Friday though.

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I remember just being so tearful last year on Soarin'-- I love it so and it was the only biggie ride that I got to do! Just hearing the music on the CD takes me back!
I have the Soarin' music and listen to it anytime I need a pick-me-up!
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Here is the picture!






I love the frame so I included it too!
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Oh my gosh, that is just waaaay tooooo cute!
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What a sweet pic! I have that frame in my living room right now, love it.

I don't know what to do about A.'s hair. It isn't getting thicker, just curlier! I want to grow her bangs out, but I know it will be a disaster and I'm not sure I want to deal with it. I'm thinking of cutting it shorter in the back to control the wild mess of curls back there.
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OMG, that's so cute!!
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What an amazing picture that is... no wonder its a favorite!

If Hannah is nervous about the loud noise in the TT queue, bring some squishy ear plugs for her to wear! They help Billy a lot!

I agree, Epcot is one park that has really grown on me, too!


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You have done Epcot like we have done Epcot. This year I am looking forward to leaving for a while and enjoying the resort a little more. I can't believe how grown up your girls look after just a year! It's crazy how quickly they grow up.
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