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Old 08-25-2010, 11:09 AM   #1546
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15 days! That's just over two weeks!

I'm really looking forward to meeting some characters as well. I don't really have any specific characters in mind and the kids don't either for the most part. Of course we'll meet Cinderella and the gang at 1900 and the greeting trails in AK but otherwise we're just going to play the character greets by ear. (Can you believe I'm being so relaxed about something!! ) The thing is that we love ALL of the characters so meeting any of them will be fun.

Thank you for the link- I should have known those were Natalies disigns- she has the best stuff!
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Besides the Mickey and Minnie experience that I posted about with that picture, Snow White played peek-a-boo with Ashlyn when we were at CRT last year. That was really special and we have a great picture of it!

I am really looking forward to seeing Mickey and Minnie again because Ashlyn absolutely adores them now! Last time we went in March she didn't exactly have a favorite character or anything. She flips anytime she sees a picture of them so I'm excited to see how she'll react to them now. Oh, not to take over your PTR but something that also gets me excited about that meet and greet is the last time she saw them she was 1 and really hadn't been exposed to Mickey yet... hadn't seen Mickey Mouse Clubhouse or anything. She was whining while we were in line but we were almost at the front so we waited it out. As soon as we entered the room and see saw them, her face lit up!!! So now that she loves them, I just can't wait to see what she does.

And Ariel... that's her favorite princess so it'll be fun. I'm hoping we'll see her at CRT so we don't have to wait in line.... though I wouldn't mind seeing her with Eric (I think they're meeting together in Adventureland now that the Grotto is closed). Eric is definitely my favorite prince (besides Aaron, of course).
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:00 PM   #1548
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Hi Stephanie!
Great questions!!!

My very favorite picture was taken of Myles on his first trip. He had just had his "first haircut" on main street and we got a shot of him crawling towards the castle.



We LOVE meeting the characters! Luckily my boys have never been afraid. Owen actually loves them too much!! Whenever he sees them he runs up and hugs them and kisses them all. It's too cute.

Here is his reaction to Pluto at Chef Mickeys. Besides Mickey, Pluto is his favorite and this was their first meeting.



So for favorite Character Interaction I think my favorites have been Pluto at Chef Mickeys (posted reaction above)

And......

Mary Poppins at 1900 Park Fare (Owen was in love with her! )


Mickey at Ohana,


And Stitch - We saw him at Epcot right at the entrance and I clicked the camera real quick to get Owen in action. Stich was so funny and ran over to Owen's carriage and grabbed his blanket and tied it around his neck like a cape. Myles said that was from the movie!? It was really cute!!



Sorry if I posted too many pictures!! I came on to post just the one and just couln't decide!!!
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:06 PM   #1549
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We ADORE Photopass!!! I'm so glad they brought back the pre-order option...it's such a great deal. Just like others have said, take a picture of the back of your cards just in case you lose one. You don't want to lose those pics!

Madison's fav character interaction was with Captain Hook and Mr. Smee in Jan 09. Unfortunately, I don't have those pics in my photobucket account right now so I can't share them with you. They should be in my Jan 09 TR though. Anyways....she was wearing a Tinker Bell tank top and Captain Hook was NOT ok with that. He was so funny!

Love those Photopass tip sheets! I need to go make copies of those...they will be very helpful for the client I'm working with right now (a first-timer). Besides, I'd like to print them out for myself too!
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We love the characters! Here are some of my favorite character interactions through the years.

First here is my 2 year old little boy running into Cinderella's arms. (He is now 8 years old and hates this picture) LOL



One trip Minnie gave my daughter a private tour of her home at rope drop



When my second son finally got to hug an ewok he told me it was the best moment of his life





My oldest son had a fabulous time with Donald one night at Character Connections



Tinkerbell was so adorable with my daughter



Meeting the characters is always a highlight of our trips.
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:56 PM   #1551
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LOVE all of your cheat sheets! I'm going to have steal some of those ideas.

Your Day 2 itinerary looks great!

We haven't really waited in many lines to meet characters, especially on our last trip since it was SO hot. Plus Dakoda was scared of them up until about halfway through our last trip. But here are a few of our favorite character interactions.

May 2010 - Mickey and DD


May 2010 - Pluto and DS - the only character at CM's that DS wasn't afraid of!


October 2009 - Koda and Kenai with DH, DS, and DD

Funny story that went along with this picture. We were just going to get DH and DS's pic with them, but Kenai came over and took DD's stroller from me and pushed it over there so she could be in the picture, too! It was pretty funny.

Another favorite from October 2009 - DD and Pooh


We are really looking forward to meeting some Princesses this trip! The only one that we have met so far is Tiana (and she was GREAT!).
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Daily Itinerary Card, Day 3!

Onto day 3 of my daily itinerary cards, this is our second full day at Epcot. We will focus on FW the entire day, with no break (which I am nervous about), staying until after dinner. After dinner we will head back to the resort for a relaxing and early weekend since the next day starts early!



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Old 08-25-2010, 05:41 PM   #1553
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Another great plan! Our 2nd day at Epcot will also go straight through with no break- and I'm nervous about it too! I'll be anxious to read how your day goes.
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I can't believe your trip is in 2 weeks! It's coming up so fast!! You must be so excited

I love meeting the characters. The most fun I think was when I met Jack Sparrow. That was technically on the Disney Cruise on Castaway Cay but still. I had a shirt with his picture on it and he was like 'Hey, that guy is handsome, he looks familar.' And he stayed perfectly in character when no one was around. We were one of the first people on Castaway Cay and he was pointing at things and asking the CMs what they were. Meeting Stitch was also great because he kept taking my then boyfriend's things and throwing them in the bushes.
It is unreal!! We are getting exciting but we are super busy so we don't have much time to focus on it.

Fun share!! Thank you!!
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15 days! That's just over two weeks!

I'm really looking forward to meeting some characters as well. I don't really have any specific characters in mind and the kids don't either for the most part. Of course we'll meet Cinderella and the gang at 1900 and the greeting trails in AK but otherwise we're just going to play the character greets by ear. (Can you believe I'm being so relaxed about something!! ) The thing is that we love ALL of the characters so meeting any of them will be fun.

Thank you for the link- I should have known those were Natalies disigns- she has the best stuff!
Crazy!! And you are under 30 days!!! I am looking forward to meeting them too!! Yup, they are!!
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Besides the Mickey and Minnie experience that I posted about with that picture, Snow White played peek-a-boo with Ashlyn when we were at CRT last year. That was really special and we have a great picture of it!

I am really looking forward to seeing Mickey and Minnie again because Ashlyn absolutely adores them now! Last time we went in March she didn't exactly have a favorite character or anything. She flips anytime she sees a picture of them so I'm excited to see how she'll react to them now. Oh, not to take over your PTR but something that also gets me excited about that meet and greet is the last time she saw them she was 1 and really hadn't been exposed to Mickey yet... hadn't seen Mickey Mouse Clubhouse or anything. She was whining while we were in line but we were almost at the front so we waited it out. As soon as we entered the room and see saw them, her face lit up!!! So now that she loves them, I just can't wait to see what she does.

And Ariel... that's her favorite princess so it'll be fun. I'm hoping we'll see her at CRT so we don't have to wait in line.... though I wouldn't mind seeing her with Eric (I think they're meeting together in Adventureland now that the Grotto is closed). Eric is definitely my favorite prince (besides Aaron, of course).
Thank you for sharing!! I don't mind, seriously!!! Lilian is looking forward to meeting Ariel too.
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Hi Stephanie!
Great questions!!!

My very favorite picture was taken of Myles on his first trip. He had just had his "first haircut" on main street and we got a shot of him crawling towards the castle.



We LOVE meeting the characters! Luckily my boys have never been afraid. Owen actually loves them too much!! Whenever he sees them he runs up and hugs them and kisses them all. It's too cute.

Here is his reaction to Pluto at Chef Mickeys. Besides Mickey, Pluto is his favorite and this was their first meeting.



So for favorite Character Interaction I think my favorites have been Pluto at Chef Mickeys (posted reaction above)

And......

Mary Poppins at 1900 Park Fare (Owen was in love with her! )


Mickey at Ohana,


And Stitch - We saw him at Epcot right at the entrance and I clicked the camera real quick to get Owen in action. Stich was so funny and ran over to Owen's carriage and grabbed his blanket and tied it around his neck like a cape. Myles said that was from the movie!? It was really cute!!



Sorry if I posted too many pictures!! I came on to post just the one and just couln't decide!!!
I LOVE that you posted all these great pictures!! As I have mentioned before, I love the one of Myles crawling!! All of them are wonderful though!! Thank you for sharing them!!

I sure hope Lilian is like your boys--not afraid of the characters!!
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We ADORE Photopass!!! I'm so glad they brought back the pre-order option...it's such a great deal. Just like others have said, take a picture of the back of your cards just in case you lose one. You don't want to lose those pics!

Madison's fav character interaction was with Captain Hook and Mr. Smee in Jan 09. Unfortunately, I don't have those pics in my photobucket account right now so I can't share them with you. They should be in my Jan 09 TR though. Anyways....she was wearing a Tinker Bell tank top and Captain Hook was NOT ok with that. He was so funny!

Love those Photopass tip sheets! I need to go make copies of those...they will be very helpful for the client I'm working with right now (a first-timer). Besides, I'd like to print them out for myself too!
I am glad they brought it back too!! Makes sense to me. What a great character experience for Madison!! I hope we are lucky and get great ones too.

Definitely are beneficial!! Some of it might be a bit outdated, I'll let you know when I get back if I realize something is so you can tell your clients.
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We love the characters! Here are some of my favorite character interactions through the years.

First here is my 2 year old little boy running into Cinderella's arms. (He is now 8 years old and hates this picture) LOL



One trip Minnie gave my daughter a private tour of her home at rope drop



When my second son finally got to hug an ewok he told me it was the best moment of his life





My oldest son had a fabulous time with Donald one night at Character Connections



Tinkerbell was so adorable with my daughter



Meeting the characters is always a highlight of our trips.
Wonderful pictures Jenny!! Thank you so much for sharing!!
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LOVE all of your cheat sheets! I'm going to have steal some of those ideas.

Your Day 2 itinerary looks great!

We haven't really waited in many lines to meet characters, especially on our last trip since it was SO hot. Plus Dakoda was scared of them up until about halfway through our last trip. But here are a few of our favorite character interactions.

May 2010 - Mickey and DD


May 2010 - Pluto and DS - the only character at CM's that DS wasn't afraid of!


October 2009 - Koda and Kenai with DH, DS, and DD

Funny story that went along with this picture. We were just going to get DH and DS's pic with them, but Kenai came over and took DD's stroller from me and pushed it over there so she could be in the picture, too! It was pretty funny.

Another favorite from October 2009 - DD and Pooh


We are really looking forward to meeting some Princesses this trip! The only one that we have met so far is Tiana (and she was GREAT!).
Thanks so much for sharing Julia!! All the pictures are great. I hope we are lucky and get to meet Tiana and Naveen too!!
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