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Old 05-03-2009, 04:02 PM   #61
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Yes, there ARE two versions of the Great Movie Ride, one with a gangster and one with a cowboy.

I have read, many times, that you can get the Grapefruit Cake at Starring Rolls if you ask them, even if it is not on display. Also the Cobb Salad. I love the flourless chocolate cake there, it is under $2.50 and sells for much more at the Brown Derby and Wolfgang Puck's. SR tends to close earlier than most of the other places.

If you sit at the bench down toward the front of the park you can get a better view of HSM than closer up unless you are willing or able to stand or sit on the ground.

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Old 05-04-2009, 12:16 PM   #62
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Busy today... Actually have to do some serious work

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I don't have time to do any updates but maybe tomorrow I will.

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Old 05-04-2009, 12:19 PM   #63
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Get FPs for Toy Story Mania early. The ride line tends to get long pretty quickly and the Fast Passes are generally out by mid day at the latest.
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:01 PM   #64
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Yes, there ARE two versions of the Great Movie Ride, one with a gangster and one with a cowboy.

I have read, many times, that you can get the Grapefruit Cake at Starring Rolls if you ask them, even if it is not on display. Also the Cobb Salad. I love the flourless chocolate cake there, it is under $2.50 and sells for much more at the Brown Derby and Wolfgang Puck's. SR tends to close earlier than most of the other places.

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YES indeed there are 2 different 'shows' in GMR. The western one is better (in my opinion) AND more expensive. Lots of pyro. So of course they usually only do the gangster one now. I think they only do western if the parks are super busy.

And WOW i didn't know about the grapefruit cake! I've heard so much about it but never wanted to drop the $ on going to BD. THANKS! I'll have to give it a try.
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:05 PM   #65
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Can't add much to all the great posts. You can look for the following:





















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Old 05-04-2009, 04:21 PM   #66
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i like this one, read it twice b 4 i got it. i must be gettin slow
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:13 PM   #67
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Cutbacks

enchantingodin, I know that I saw both versions in September so it must be one of those cutbacks I have been reading about. I guess folks who do not know will not miss it and those who do know will just have to be glad they have seen it and might again soon, I hope.

Saw04, I love that collection of signs. May I please borrow a few for my collection?

BTW, I have found that you can get most things from the TS places if you ask nicely and they are able to fix it to go and a nice tip for the person who brings it to you is great also. There are many items from the TS places that can be bought for much less at their CS companion.

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Star Wars Weekends

Does any one have tips for the Star Wars weekends.
*Character Meet and Greets (Not Celebs)
*Storm Trooper Parade
*Jedi Academy

Does SWW change TSM. First trip need all the help I can get. We only have one day in the park
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Does any one have tips for the Star Wars weekends.
*Character Meet and Greets (Not Celebs)
*Storm Trooper Parade
*Jedi Academy

Does SWW change TSM. First trip need all the help I can get. We only have one day in the park

Get there EARLY.
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Did some updates on the Characters.

Looking for Memorable Photo Opportunities?
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Memorable photo ops- In front of the hat! Also on your way to the Tower of Terror, there is a great picture opportunity there too. Luigi's garage for photos with Towmater and Lightning McQueen. A lot of people stop in line at TSM and get a picture with Mr. Potato Head.
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Best Memorable Photo Opportunities

HELP. Still looking for some input.

- Mr. Potatoe Head at TSM (Is it a statue or a person?)
- Is Luigi's Garage still there? And what are the Character like?
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HELP. Still looking for some input.

- Mr. Potatoe Head at TSM (Is it a statue or a person?)
- Is Luigi's Garage still there? And what are the Character like?


Mr Potato Head is an animated display that tells jokes.

Luigi's Garage was there in Dec and the life size Tow Mater and Lightening McQueen cars are roped off and you follow the line to have the CMs take your pictures with the cars (using your camera).

Sci-Fi Dine In Theater is in my opinion not to be missed. Some of the CM car hops wear roller skates. It is a dimly lit "inside" drive-in theater where the guests dine in 1950 style convertibles. Actual old black & white movie science fiction movie trailers are shown on the drive-in screen (think Attack fo the 50 Foot Woman, They Came From Outer Space, etc). Really great milkshakes are served in tall glass with the accompanying aluminum mixer cylander holding the extra milkshake. Great hamburgers too.

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