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Old 07-08-2009, 12:06 PM   #346
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PPA!! What a fantastic TR!! Looking forward to the next update
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:05 PM   #347
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Chpt 34 - Well, it's lunch time....so you know what that means

After the Backlot Tour....we headed on over to Toy Story Pizza Planet to grab a little lunch. On the way....I decided to split off and head over to the ABC Commissary to grab a cheeseburger to go....because I had sampled Pizza Planetís pizzas once before....and had come away unfulfilled. Apparently, Tinkershell shared my sentiment...because she asked me to pick her up a cheeseburger as well. I'd never been to ABC Commissary before.....and generally I hate new things.....but I've got to admit that cheeseburger hit the spot. Pal Mickey didn't order anything...he just said he'd have a bite of mine. Hmmm...I don't remember giving him a bite....must have gotten one from Tinkershell.

After lunch, we snuck across the street to catch the Muppet Vision 3-D show. I think that maybe Tinkershell and DS Buddy were muppets in a previous life....because they canít get enough of those furry buggers. In fact, as soon as the show was finished, they wanted to go again. Iím sorry, you must be speaking into my trick ear.....because I could have sworn you just said you wanted to go again. Did you happen to notice any fastpass machines out front? No?....maybe thats because Muppets 3-D isnít exactly one of the big boy attractions. But yes....absolutely...by all means...let's be the one family in the history of WDW that watches Muppets 3-D two times in a row. Apparently, they didn't pick up on my sarcasm.....even though I was laying it on pretty thick...because we went to Muppets 3-D two times in a row. Thankfully, DD Woobie and I have been blessed with a more sophisticated sense of humor....and we were able to entertain ourselves during the second show by making rude noises with our armpits.

Muppets 3-D was like Shangri-La to DS Buddy


After Muppets 3-D part deux.....we headed on over to Lights, Motors, Action. The problem with this attraction is it's located way in the back of the park....so by the time we got there...took our seats...watched the show...and then left... it felt like we had used up a pretty big chunk of the day. Plus, most of the stunts they performed....our kids get to see on a daily basis when mom drives them to school. I'm just kidding, Tinkershell's an excellent driver...definitely an excellent driver. We let her drive slow on the driveway. But not on Monday....definitely not on Monday.

Whatever......Tinkershell has started herself on fire loads of times


Next, we used a dream fastpass to ride Star Tours. "Make way people....we've got dream fastpasses winners here. As always, we ask that you please refrain from flash photography and remember....the videotaping of dream fastpass winners is strictly forbidden." Apparently, nobody told robotic Pee Wee Herman that there were dream fastpass winners on board....because he nearly killed the lot of us with his idiotic driving. Pal Mickey was so scared that his little batteries were chattering.

After a quick snack, we decided to try Sounds Dangerous starring Drew Carey. Even though I had never seen it before....this was the attraction that had replaced Monster Sound Show....and for that reason alone I hated it with every fiber of my being. I have no idea what possessed WDW to eliminate MSS. It featured this cool short film starring Chevy Chase and Martin Short about a door-to-door salesman visiting a spooky old house. First, you watched the film through one time so you could hear all the special effects....and then you watched it a second time with no sound while people selected from the audience tried to re-create the special effects sounds....and then you watched it a third time with the new special effects and everybody laughed at the people from the audience because they had done such a rotten job and were all a bunch of pathetic losers...no offense. Iím telling you....it was a hoot.

Instead, we now have Sounds Dangerous....which is an attraction created to celebrate the wonder of stereo sound. Yup, you heard me......stereo sound. "What manner of witchcraft is this, Mr. Carey? Although, I can hear angry bees buzzing around my head....my eyes do not detect them." Why stop with stereo sound? Why don't we build more attractions featuring cutting-edge technology from the early 1900's....like radar.....or the ball point pen? Anyway, the one saving grace for Sounds Dangerous was it had a pretty fun little activity center at the exit. One of the activities you can do is to record your voice over a clip from a Disney film.....and we discovered that DD Woobie can do a spot-on Roger Rabbit.

When we emerged back out onto the street, we were just in time to catch the parade. As usual, Tinkershell and DD Woobie set off in search of the illusive vacant curb spot while DS Buddy and I settled into an open area a little further back. Iím not a huge fan of tight spaces.....so participating in an spontaneous game of twister with a bunch of strangers in an attempt to get 6 feet closer to a parade is not my idea of time well spent. So, for those of you keeping score at home, you can add claustrophobia to my growing list of mental conditions. In fact, Iím pretty sure that the only one I donít have is megalomania...or delusions of grandeur if you prefer......but that doesn't stop me from knowing with perfect certainty.....that I was placed on this earth to do great things....things that will benefit all of mankind.

We still had our fastpasses for RnR from first thing in the morning.....so we headed off down Sunset Blvd to cash them in. The kids werenít really in the mood for shooting through a corkscrew at 60 mph....while being peppered by rock songs they didnít know....sung by a rock band they'd never heard of....so they elected to sit this one out. Normally....I would have tried to shame them into riding by circling around them, flapping my arms and making loud clucking noises....but in the case....Pal Mickey didnít want to go either....and since he had been born with a natural immunity to my chicken taunt....there was really no point.

Since it was going to be just Tinkershell and I on RnR ....that meant we had two extra fastpasses which we could bestow upon some lucky couple. But who should we bestow? That was indeed the question. So we scanned the crowd for possible recipients. We spotted a young newlywed couple off to our left....but they seemed a little too lovey-dovey for my taste...so I gave them the thumbs down. We spotted a second couple that Tinkershell thought had potential...but they struck me as too stylish. I wanted to give the fastpasses to people who weren't afraid to strap on a large fanny pack every now and then....so we moved on. The next couple seemed nice...but I was pretty sure that the guy was the one I'd seen all day long sticking his finger in his nose on all the ride photos...and I just couldn't condone that type of behavior. Finally, I let just let Tinkershell pick....because I couldnít commit.....and the lucky recipients were presented with their ďout-of-the-blueĒ fastpasses. Hmmmm....out-of-the-blue fastpasses...I kind of like the sound of that. Quick! Get Disney on the phone.....

Somebody shrunk my family


As soon as we exited RnR.....the kids came rushing up and told us that we wouldn't believe what happened to them while we were off cruising around in a stretch limo with Aerosmith. Apparently, they had been sitting on a low wall in front of a bunch of bushes just inside the entrance to RnR....just minding their own business.... when suddenly they were overrun by a sea of little green lizards. From the sounds of it, they were lucky to escape with their lives. Hmmmmm, the whole thing sounded a little embellished to me.....and if there's one thing I hate (besides Sounds Dangerous)..it's when people exaggerate things just for the sake of increasing their entertainment value....so I decided to probe a little further. Upon cross-examination, I was able to get them to admit that there were actually only a couple of lizards.....but they insisted that the lizards had crawled right up next to them.....and that they looked poisonous. Just as I was about make a motion with Judge Tinkershell to be able to treat the kids as hostile witnesses....she informed me that we were late for our ADR. Nuts! I hate being late....so we took off like crazy people in the direction of 50's Prime Time...although I had this feeling we were forgetting something important......very important.

Next up: Chpt 35 - What have we done!
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:29 PM   #348
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Oh no! I have a bad feeling about this. Could it be the end of Pal Mickey? I suddenly feel so sad. I think he'll need a memorial ceremony. I wonder if the Staples Center is available.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:30 PM   #349
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Another great update. I can't wait to hear more. I can only imagine what it may be that you all have done. Hopefully it doesn't involve birds
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:37 PM   #350
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Are we finally going to hear what happened to poor Pal Mickey? My kids love the Muppets. We bought them some of the old seasons on DVD. So, we might be the second family ever to watch the Muppet 3-D movie two times in a row.
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I can personally vouch for the vicious lizards outside of RnR. My DS and I were attacked in the very same place. I believe they may be experimental intelligent animatronics that have escaped and are trying to take over the park. I have a bad feeling that their behavior has escalated and perhaps they have now resorted to kidnapping...
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:41 PM   #352
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AAAAA!!!!!! I think the lizards may have abducted Pal Mickey. The horrors! Check the elevators on TOT; maybe they "took him for a ride."
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:07 PM   #353
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oh no, this sounds bad, I am fearing for Pal Mickey
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I have read the entire 24 pages in the last 30 minutes! I'm in for more, and I guess I'll just have to wait for updates like everyone else has.
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I can't remember her log in name, but...

Didn't this trip take place in 2006? If so, I'VE READ THE TRIP REPORT OF THE WIFE OF THE MAN WHO WAS PICKING HIS NOSE IN ALL OF THE RIDE PHOTOS. Tall, Blonde guy? Anywho, if that is them, they are as funny as you, and definitaly deserved the Fast Passes (IMNSHO), being DIS members and all...just sayin'.
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I found it!

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1093708

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PPA!! What a fantastic TR!! Looking forward to the next update
Thank you....and you were just in time for an update.

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Oh no! I have a bad feeling about this. Could it be the end of Pal Mickey? I suddenly feel so sad. I think he'll need a memorial ceremony. I wonder if the Staples Center is available.
Remember....the important thing is not to panic...even though that's my surname.

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oooo I get to be the first commenter(or is that commentor, hmm) Another great update. I can't wait to hear more. I can only imagine what it may be that you all have done. Hopefully it doesn't involve birds
Thanks. Nope...it doesn't involve birds. I'll give you a hint though. It starts with "P"....and it ends in "al Mickey"

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Are we finally going to hear what happened to poor Pal Mickey? My kids love the Muppets. We bought them some of the old seasons on DVD. So, we might be the second family ever to watch the Muppet 3-D movie two times in a row.
Eventually....the whole sordid tale will be told. By the way, please go on Muppets 3-D twice in a row. I don't want to be the only one.

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I can personally vouch for the vicious lizards outside of RnR. My DS and I were attacked in the very same place. I believe they may be experimental intelligent animatronics that have escaped and are trying to take over the park. I have a bad feeling that their behavior has escalated and perhaps they have now resorted to kidnapping...
Well....at least my kids aren't great big liars. Interesting theory on the lizard kidnappers by the way....gonna have to give that some thought.

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AAAAA!!!!!! I think the lizards may have abducted Pal Mickey. The horrors! Check the elevators on TOT; maybe they "took him for a ride."
So does RunningGirl. I wonder if you guys are on to something?

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oh no, this sounds bad, I am fearing for Pal Mickey
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I have read the entire 24 pages in the last 30 minutes! I'm in for more, and I guess I'll just have to wait for updates like everyone else has.
30 minutes....who are you Evelyn Wood? Yup....that's the down-side of being speedy....now you've got to wait.

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I can't remember her log in name, but...

Didn't this trip take place in 2006? If so, I'VE READ THE TRIP REPORT OF THE WIFE OF THE MAN WHO WAS PICKING HIS NOSE IN ALL OF THE RIDE PHOTOS. Tall, Blonde guy? Anywho, if that is them, they are as funny as you, and definitaly deserved the Fast Passes (IMNSHO), being DIS members and all...just sayin'.
You know...you may be right. The guy with the finger in his nose on all the ride photos does sound familiar....but whose TR was that?...cough cough (hucifer)..cough cough (hucifer)...pardon me, I've got a bit of a tickle in my throat. In fact if I'm not mistaken....she may have posted on this very TR....and is very funny by the way....maybe a little too funny. I'm not saying...I'm just saying.
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Those lizards may have been running because they heard my husband was coming back. The man is a lizard hunter. He walks around the entire vacation staring at the ground looking for them.
I was in yesterday but wanted to get to the latest posting before I commented. So I could be all up-to-date and not be the person wearing parachute pants and neon colors (um...no offense) and big Bon Jovi hair...last week.
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You know...you may be right. The guy with the finger in his nose on all the ride photos does sound familiar....but whose TR was that?...cough cough (hucifer)..cough cough (hucifer)...pardon me, I've got a bit of a tickle in my throat. In fact if I'm not mistaken....she may have posted on this very TR....and is very funny by the way....maybe a little too funny. I'm not saying...I'm just saying.[/QUOTE]


And that would be how I found it originally....DOH!
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AND I worked my b*tt off finding that post, thank you!
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