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Old 07-27-2009, 06:14 PM   #1921
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It was a pretty quick decision. We were going to stay at HS until we were done and then head back to CSR.

We headed over to Backlot Express. It did not open this day until 11:30, and we arrived about ten minutes early. We went inside, bathroomed and got a spot. Once again this place did not disappoint, it was not crowded, the food was good and it was cool. I ordered a hotdog, but ate kid nuggets (explain why the hotdog was on the kids menu???) I do remember a good berry cobbler type dessert here that I liked. We then made our plan of attack: Hannah, Emily and DH would head to The High School Musical show at noon, my mom and Luke would hang back and meet them at the end of the show and my dad and I were headed to the thrill rides: Tower of Terror and Rockin' Roller Coaster. Our plan was to meet back at the Magic of Animation, the girls wanted to see the "up" gang there and they were to be out then.

Tower of Terror and Rockin' Roller Coaster never disappoint... we had a blast, picked up some FPs... still shocked at how the window was not that long from now, nor was the standby line. We actually got to go way ahead being a party of two once we were done with the preshow on ToT!

The girls visited more friends after the HS Musical show--- Hannah was so thrilled! DH said it was super hot!
They then headed to toward the Animation building.... and saw

Annie and Leo

Once inside they met....

The Up Gang

Mr. Incredible

Mrs. Incredible


We did some browsing in the store at the end, the stroller could not go back with the characters, and Luke was sleeping...my mom got the girls a Christmas Gift and then my DH and dad headed to repeat the big thrill rides while we went to see The Little Mermaid. It was a huge hit, the girls loved it, no fears at all this time. Even Luke awoke to see the show and was good.

We were winding down, but reunited for these pictures

and my favorite picture...

and headed to use our FPs for Toy Story Mania. My dad did One's Man's Dream instead, and I enjoyed a Luke free spin! So fun... it was tempting to grab some FPs... they were still available, but we were ready to go. We were hot, sticky and wanted to take a swim!

We headed to the buses with shakes in hand... yummy! We waited about five minutes for a bus, had seats and took our super quick ride back on the bus. We accomplished a ton at HS and we were still headed back Tuesday afternoon for dinner at Mama Melrose and Fantasmic! We went down to the pool which was not that refreshing, but still was fun for a swim!

After a while we started to talk about that night: we had no ADRs, so really nothing to tie us down, so we decided to go to DTD for hopefully a redo of the first night when the rain ruined some plans!

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It just looks like the perfect day! I loved the character pictures, you got so many! We didn't even make it back there for pictures and we were there for 2 weeks! UGH!
I'm glad you made it to the thrill rides after missing them last year. Woo Hoo!
That photo of Luke and Daddy is priceless!
I can't wait to see how your evening was, hope the good luck continues!
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:30 PM   #1923
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What a fantastic picture!

I'm glad you got to see the "Up" characters. I should have looked to see if they were there, but I didn't really think about it.
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What an awesome afternoon! Once again, you got so much accomplished and it sounds like you really got to hit highlights for everyone. How awesome for the whole group!

That picture of Luke and your hubby is priceless! Is that going on your desk at work?
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Oh, the scrapbooker's dilemma - how to choose from all of those great pictures!! You really got some great ones!

What a great day at HS, too. I'm so glad - you'd had enough frustrations for one trip! Thanks for the update!
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:38 PM   #1926
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Both Photopass pictures are just great!!! Love the one of DH and Luke!

I liked reading that you were able to head off and ride ToT and RNRC -- that must have been very nice to be kid-free for a little bit!
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:52 PM   #1928
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What a great update!! Ya'll DID get to do a lot!! I am kicking myself now for not going in to meet the Up characters--we didn't even go into the animation building. Next time!! We loved The Little Mermaid show, too!! And what a great PP pic to end the day at HS!!
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What a great afternoon. It sounds like everyone got to do or see their favorites.

I love the picture of the girls with the Up characters. Hannah looks like she's not too sure what the old man is doing with her sister.

Adorable picture of DH and Luke.
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Sounds like such a fun day. Great pics!
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:31 PM   #1931
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Originally Posted by IluvXU View Post

and my favorite picture...

I'm with everyone else gushing about the gorgeous picture of DH and Luke... I especially like that you can read his shirt, "Luke, I am your father!" It's so perfect!

The Up characters look so much like their movie counterparts... I am looking forward to seeing them myself!!

So nice to keep one evening ADR free so you can be flexible....

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His reaction to IASW actually gets better. I might have to figure out how to download video...
do you have a video setting on your digital camera? what i do is hook my camcorder up to the TV, play it on the TV and record it with my digital camera on the video setting. then when you put it on photobucket it's already in the right format. you can convert it through a firewire but it takes forever. the quality isn't as good as it would be if it was converted, but it's SO much quicker!

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looks like mickey's gonna get whopped in the nose!

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this is SO cute! she sure is getting brave!

so glad you guys got to do TSM. it's so much fun for everyone! and i LOVE your DH's "luke, i am your father" shirt. that's hilarious!
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That is such a gorgeous picture of Luke & DH. And what a great shirt!! Where'd you get it?

The UP characters are great. My kids LOVE Doug so I know that will have to be a priority!
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You got a ton done at DHS! What a great day!! Both Photopass pics are good ones, love that baby chub on Luke.
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Great photos and a fun time, who could ask for more. I hope the pixiedust continues.
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