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Old 03-11-2012, 11:18 AM   #196
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Awwww... the things you find in the most unlikely places! I had a very similar instance this past week. I was walking outside from school and down on the sidewalk was a Walt Disney World pen. I completely flipped out! I immediately stopped and picked it up, getting some weird looks from my dad and my sister lol I don't care, it's a DISNEY PEN!!! AAAHHHHH!!! The things we DISers do.

On to the update...

OH I absolutely love the Disney ducks especially the ones that are at World Showcase! I'm pretty sure they have become a new attraction that's why CMs don't make a big deal about them. They are just the greatest things ever. Disney ducks <3 But sorry you didn't get to see many of them this time around, but at least you got pictures of the ones you DID see

to calling England the land of the best bands, it is just so true! Without England, we wouldn't have geniuses like Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney. LOL @ your infatuation with the accents, so funny.

Oh those soaps from Canada are ridiculous (BIG FOOT IS REAL?!?!) ! I really need to check out that gift shop there, they look like they have some awesome stuff. "I moose wake up" Greatest shirt ever, even though I think people shouldn't be so cranky in the morning My war against morning crankiness aside, that's so cool they have trivia about Canada in the stores. More reason to check out this store lol

Ooooo... that tree really is very pretty! Sorry you got stuck with a drink while on your way to riding Maelstrom a bazillion times. The moments, where you got to remember to think ahead to the awesome wood carvings, Disney does really need to lower those darn prices :/

LOL @ your little situation with the margarita spillage! If I was there, you would've had no chance with Mr. Milan. I would've just fallen off the chair, ledge or whatever you were sitting on and looked like I was going into a seizure. It's seriously impossible for me to go anywhere without making a scene. I'm considering entering a hash tag on twitter about that lol But that's great anyway you got to talk with this guy and bring an interesting memory along with you afterwards

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SCIIIIIIIIIIII-FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!! I'm can't wait to go back in July. There's been a gilla monster-shaped hole in my heart since 2010.

Did you have to ask for the souvenir cup w/glow cube or is it on the menu? I kinda really need one of those in my life. Also, do you think Sci-Fi would give me the number of their cherry goo supplier? I could really use some of that stuff. I can't have caffeine, so I had to give up Cherry Coke 6 years ago since they don't make a caffeine free version. It's tragic. If I ever suddenly develop a strong singing voice and try out for American Idol, my pre-audition backstory piece will involve me crying about having to give up Cherry Coke as sad music plays in the background. I mean, some contestants live in tents/have dead family members/grew up in a cult/got bullied in school, but I can't drink Cherry Coke. TRAGEDY.

I'm pretty sure The Cat Who Hates People was written as a cautionary tale just for me. I always threaten to move to a deserted island because, like that cat, I also hate people. Clearly, this would be a bad idea.

Why are those ducks black? Is that like a thing? I guess it's just one more bird to add to the list of Flying, Beaked, and Feathered Animals that Creep Me the Heck Out. Normal ducks are still cool, but these black things? Strange.

What did the Sasquatch Sweat soap smell like? I'm dying to know. After watching Finding Bigfoot on Animal Planet, I've decided that, when I'm not theorizing about ancient aliens or bidding on abandoned storage lockers, I will be joining the hunt for Bigfoot. Knowing what his sweat smells like should help.

Yes, blowing a yellow margarita on your face is a dealbreaker in a comedy, but not in a romantic comedy! If your life was a romcom, he'd find it adorable.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:12 PM   #198
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I'm in i followed you over here from Jess's TR and I can't wait to hear all about your trip as well! I also just noticed your replies above mine and i love the friends references in there. Gotta go catch up on what you have already written!
Yay, thanks so much for joining in! !!!!!!!

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I know a TR will be good when it starts with a screenshot of Queen Stacey!

"It was alarming...which is the entire point of an alarm." HAHA I'm cracking up already!

I agree...McDonald's "Egg Product" is questionable and disgusting. I've never seen a Grade A egg that looks like that. Maybe like..Grade F! Bazinga!

I think you sum up the feeling of finally arriving at Disney World and the overwhelming emotions perfectly!

Oh my, the story about the bus driver and the little girl had me seriously tearing up. HOW PRECIOUS.

I tried the Lapu Lapu a couple of trips ago, and it was SO strong. Which, in retrospect, I should have known considering it's 151 poured into a hollowed out pineapple, but still.

I fully support your Culkin theory. Have you seen that movie The Good Son where Macaluy (how on earth do you spell his name?!) is a psycho murderer child? Two Culkins- awesome movie.

R.I.P, Hula Timon. I like to think that ne snuck off and he's living in Cinderella castle with Bo Peep. I always suspected she was sneaking around behing Woody's back. I have a really long/creepy past trip story where I convinced myself I was Woody's girlfriend, and this is exactly why. He's too good for Bo Peep. We all know what word rhymes with "Bo," amiright?!

You're so right about The Magic, The Memories, and You. The digital projection blew my mind! When they turned the castle into a gingerbread house I was losing my mind.

Your confidence with TSM is great! I am the same way. I would like to point out that my husband is a weapons specialist in the freaking SPECIAL FORCES and he has yet to beat me on TSM. We are awesome.

I love that you stopped to admire the details at ToT! I try so hard to notice everything, but there's still so much I've missed!

AHH I love the Pixar Pals parade! It's amazing, and I love watching all the Disney dads dancing without even realizing they're doing it!

I love that alligator shirt! I hope they still have it in July...

Okay, I am in love with your TR and writing style. How have I not read your stuff before? It's seriously amazing, and you are hilarious! I can't wait to read more!!
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Yikes, I didn't realize the Lapu Lapu was so strong. I guess I figured it would be more fruity, like more of a novelty drink. Hmm. I'm not so keen on getting it now. Especially at Ohana. Strong drinks + tons of food = YIKES.

Of course I have seen The Good Son!! Omg. That movie is crazy. And so good. Just like every Culkin movie.

"We all know what word rhymes with "Bo," amiright?!"

Wow that is amazing that you would kick your husband's butt on TSM! You go girl!! Who run the world... GIRLS AT DISNEY ON TOY STORY MANIA.

You're so sweet, thank you! Glad you're joining in, since obviously I love your TR as well.


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Don't you just love Rose and Crown? I love that there is a real bar, right in the middle of Disney World!

Haha, I'm kind of obsessed with mooses (yes, I know, that is incorrect, however, it sounds cuter than saying "moose" when you mean many mooses ) so I love all the adorable merchandise they have plastered with mooses in Canada.

Awww, I'm so sorry about the incident with the Italian guy and the margarita, that is so something that would happen to me.

OMG!!! I freakin LOVE Fat Monica! I wish she was fat all the time! "It's NOT mayonnaise!" Ahhh, I love her! I always thought Courtney Cox should have won an Emmy for being Fat Monica. Didn't Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow win one for Friends, but not poor Courtney Cox? Not right.
Yes, I do! It would be nice to eat there if you felt you wanted a break from super Disneyish things. I'm not sure how crazy I'd be about the food though...hm.. reviews anyone?

hahaha I kind of want to buy some of the half dressed MOOSES merch and display it in my home just b/c I think that would be funny for when people come over.

Don't apologize.. it made a great TR story!

I think the entire Friends cast should have won Emmys at least once during the 10 year run. Overall I think the show kinda got shafted. I mean, awards don't matter, but still. The kicker is, they were all nominated at different times EXCEPT Courteney! She never even got a nomination which is INSANE b/c she was so amazing in that role, as Fat Monica and just Monica. UGH.


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I thought I had commented on some of these, but I guess I didn't? Maybe I'm making things up?

Oh well.

I love how positive everything is in DHS. You oughta be in pictures - you're right, I should! I am awesome and thank you for reminding me, park!

I love all the details in Tower of Terror - or, more accurately, reading about them online (since I never have time to find all them?). I'm happy to spot the glasses from the Burgess Meredith library episode (my favorite and the only one I know well enough to pick up allusions to/props from. Seriously how do people find all these things. Especially from before digital cameras were so prevalent, did they just stand in the ToT line all day and memorize everything in line and then rewatch all of Twilight Zone?).

And the DisneySea version looks so cool! The story's not quite as cool (but it's a neat idea, to take the ride but change it so significantly for the parks. I wish a lot of the "copied" rides in DL/WDW/DLP were more like this) but the themeing!! And the building is just so fancy!

So jealous of your Good Wife experience. I really need to catch up with the current season (it's on the DVR.. somewhere...). What were you working with (on?) on the show?

Have you seen those new soda (Coke, I think) machines where you can make all the different flavors? A restaurant in town just got one and it'll mix any base Coke product (lemonade, Coke, Diet Coke, etc., etc.) with all sorts of flavored syrups. The strawberry lemonade seriously tastes like liquid Pez. It is seriously life-changing (or so I think. Our friends are less enthused. I'm sorry but freshly syruped drinks are VERY IMPORTANT).

The cat who hates people is my ultimate gpoy, I think. Minus the whole moon part. More the utter frustration with everyone in his immediate surroundings.

AAAH MOOSE PUNS. I mean, real moose scare the bejeesus out of me but fictional ones are great!! Brief moosage. HA.

My only cell phone trivia knowledge is that Nokia comes from Finland. WHERE IS THE SCANDAVIAN TRIVIA BOARD, EPCOT??? Why must you keep me from being great?

Ugh, I hate really big drinks. They're so annoying because they just go on forever and they usually aren't mixed thoroughly. I just want a new drink!!

I don't know, I'm pretty sure the slushie incident has been used in multiple romcoms as a meet cute. Still hope!

Regarding Tower of Terror: I bet it's mostly people who are obsessed with the show. Like I said, I would totally recognize anything from Friends, so I can understand someone who has seen every Twilight Zone episode several times pointing out stuff right away!

I agree... I like our ToT story much better, the same goes for our Rock N Roller Coaster VS the one in Paris. Kinda lame!

Well.. the first Good Wife episode I did was back in Sept of 2010, Miranda Cosgrove was in it. I think I did like 5 more over the next year. I've never watched the show but I'm pretty sure I've worked with the whole main cast. I really like working there, it's a lot of fun and the wardrobe people are cool which is SO IMPORTANT because I hate when they make me wear something I don't feel comfortable in like I'm actually going to be noticed or even shown on camera. And the food is really good. They have the best catering I've had besides Boardwalk Empire.

It is SO WEIRD that you just brought this up because I literally just saw those soda machines yesterday at the Regal Cinemas on 42nd & 8th and was freaking out because I'm trying not to drink soda and be super healthy so I didn't get any. But I am totally going back because it was the coolest thing EVER and I agree it is very very important!!!

Yeah, I don't get the point of big drinks. Why would you drink a huge alcoholic drink? If you're drinking just to enjoy something tasty and refreshing why not get something non-alcoholic? And if you're drinking to get drunk/tipsy, why not just do a couple shots and get it over with? LOL. I just don't enjoy alcohol. Thank God for wine or i'd be screwed.

Ahhh I want a meet cute to happen to me. I don't know where John Cusack is right now but I'm upset that we're not stumbling over each other in Central Park or something. A girl can dream.
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Awwww... the things you find in the most unlikely places! I had a very similar instance this past week. I was walking outside from school and down on the sidewalk was a Walt Disney World pen. I completely flipped out! I immediately stopped and picked it up, getting some weird looks from my dad and my sister lol I don't care, it's a DISNEY PEN!!! AAAHHHHH!!! The things we DISers do.

On to the update...

OH I absolutely love the Disney ducks especially the ones that are at World Showcase! I'm pretty sure they have become a new attraction that's why CMs don't make a big deal about them. They are just the greatest things ever. Disney ducks <3 But sorry you didn't get to see many of them this time around, but at least you got pictures of the ones you DID see

to calling England the land of the best bands, it is just so true! Without England, we wouldn't have geniuses like Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney. LOL @ your infatuation with the accents, so funny.

Oh those soaps from Canada are ridiculous (BIG FOOT IS REAL?!?!) ! I really need to check out that gift shop there, they look like they have some awesome stuff. "I moose wake up" Greatest shirt ever, even though I think people shouldn't be so cranky in the morning My war against morning crankiness aside, that's so cool they have trivia about Canada in the stores. More reason to check out this store lol

Ooooo... that tree really is very pretty! Sorry you got stuck with a drink while on your way to riding Maelstrom a bazillion times. The moments, where you got to remember to think ahead to the awesome wood carvings, Disney does really need to lower those darn prices :/

LOL @ your little situation with the margarita spillage! If I was there, you would've had no chance with Mr. Milan. I would've just fallen off the chair, ledge or whatever you were sitting on and looked like I was going into a seizure. It's seriously impossible for me to go anywhere without making a scene. I'm considering entering a hash tag on twitter about that lol But that's great anyway you got to talk with this guy and bring an interesting memory along with you afterwards

Can't wait to read more!
That is so awesome you found a WDW pen! Yay for us finding Disney things!

It's okay, I'm sure I will be back to Disney for a spring trip sometime soon (I am hoping to go for my birthday NEXT April, in 2013) and there will be tons of ducks and more importantly, baby ducklings!!

It really is true. I mean, I love America. We're great and all, but we didn't breed The Beatles.

I will definitely think ahead next time before doing ANYTHING that may stop me from riding Maelstrom over and over until I pass out. I may name my next TR "Why Ride Anything Else?"

Yeah it's a fun memory even though it was a bit of an embarrassing moment. I love talking to the CMs from all around the world even if I do end up blowing a tequila filled bubble up into my face.

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SCIIIIIIIIIIII-FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!! I'm can't wait to go back in July. There's been a gilla monster-shaped hole in my heart since 2010.

Did you have to ask for the souvenir cup w/glow cube or is it on the menu? I kinda really need one of those in my life. Also, do you think Sci-Fi would give me the number of their cherry goo supplier? I could really use some of that stuff. I can't have caffeine, so I had to give up Cherry Coke 6 years ago since they don't make a caffeine free version. It's tragic. If I ever suddenly develop a strong singing voice and try out for American Idol, my pre-audition backstory piece will involve me crying about having to give up Cherry Coke as sad music plays in the background. I mean, some contestants live in tents/have dead family members/grew up in a cult/got bullied in school, but I can't drink Cherry Coke. TRAGEDY.

I'm pretty sure The Cat Who Hates People was written as a cautionary tale just for me. I always threaten to move to a deserted island because, like that cat, I also hate people. Clearly, this would be a bad idea.

Why are those ducks black? Is that like a thing? I guess it's just one more bird to add to the list of Flying, Beaked, and Feathered Animals that Creep Me the Heck Out. Normal ducks are still cool, but these black things? Strange.

What did the Sasquatch Sweat soap smell like? I'm dying to know. After watching Finding Bigfoot on Animal Planet, I've decided that, when I'm not theorizing about ancient aliens or bidding on abandoned storage lockers, I will be joining the hunt for Bigfoot. Knowing what his sweat smells like should help.

Yes, blowing a yellow margarita on your face is a dealbreaker in a comedy, but not in a romantic comedy! If your life was a romcom, he'd find it adorable.
"There's been a gilla monster-shaped hole in my heart since 2010." Please marry me or something?

Yes, they are on the menu and YES you do need one. I am so sorry you have to live without Cherry Coke. You are such a strong person, I don't know if I could make it through that. But the goo Disney has is 10x better than Cherry Coke anyway. Also, if you go to any restaurant with a bar, they may have it. I've asked at places since coming home and a lot of them do. Cheesecake Factory does. It's not as good as at Disney, but nothing is.

Yeah, don't go to a deserted island. You may end up turning into a plant or something and we all know the cat didn't seem to enjoy that too much.

You've never seen black ducks before? It is, in fact a thing, but the ones we saw were more dark blue/grey and a little shiny.

Hmm I don't think I smelled it. Or did I? If I did, it wasn't memorable... since I don't remember.

My life is definitely a romcom though. It's just that I'm not playing Meg Ryan or Reese Witherspoon. I'm the forever alone yet witty friend!
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Isn't it weird that there are people out there that aren't obsessed with Disney and can just live their lives without constantly planning their next trip??? I can't. stop. obsessing.
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Same here! For the past week and a half or so I have been going through an obsession even greater than my usual one and it is killing me that I'm not there! All my free time has been eaten up by Disney. I HAVE A FEVER. AND THE ONLY PRESCRIPTION IS MORE DISNEY.

Sigh.

What totally did not help is all the Storybook Circus news!! Have you guys seen this? Oh man! It soft opened today! I have to say, I had my doubts about this section of Fantasyland. I mean, why touch a classic? If it ain't broke... etc. But WOW IT LOOKS AMAZING! I don't know why I ever doubt Disney. Here are some links if you guys haven't seen this yet:

(Warning, spoilers! If you want to wait and see it in person don't click! I could not resist!)

http://thedisneyblog.com/2012/03/12/...pening-photos/

http://www.disunplugged.com/2012/03/...-disney-world/

http://www.wdwmagic.com/Attractions/...-map-today.htm

I'm freaking out! I want to be there so bad! I wish this would subside. I mean, I'm always obsessed with Disney but usually I can think about other things for more than 5 seconds.

I'm trying to plan for us to go at the end of Sept. Fall is my favorite time to go b/c of the Food & Wine Festival but I haven't been able to since 2008. Now with free dining overlapping with F&W, oh my god. And I want to go to the Halloween party so bad. I have been trying to go since I was like 16. If we do go it will be 199 days from now. Of course I am already counting down a trip I have no idea if I can go on, but I can't help it. The trip this trip report is about was originally supposed to be in October, we had flights booked and costumes planned and ADRs and the whole thing and my stupid job got in the way and I just want to finally be back at Disney during the fall. AHH!!

I probably sound insane but I must rant somewhere. I don't even expect anyone to read this but whatever. WOW. I need to go chill out or something. And by that I mean I need to read more about Storybook Circus. Ok bye.
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Yes, they are on the menu and YES you do need one. I am so sorry you have to live without Cherry Coke. You are such a strong person, I don't know if I could make it through that. But the goo Disney has is 10x better than Cherry Coke anyway. Also, if you go to any restaurant with a bar, they may have it. I've asked at places since coming home and a lot of them do. Cheesecake Factory does. It's not as good as at Disney, but nothing is.

Yeah, don't go to a deserted island. You may end up turning into a plant or something and we all know the cat didn't seem to enjoy that too much.

You've never seen black ducks before? It is, in fact a thing, but the ones we saw were more dark blue/grey and a little shiny.

Hmm I don't think I smelled it. Or did I? If I did, it wasn't memorable... since I don't remember.

My life is definitely a romcom though. It's just that I'm not playing Meg Ryan or Reese Witherspoon. I'm the forever alone yet witty friend!
Oh, Lia, you are me. I am also the forever alone yet witty friend. Hollywood needs to make a movie from the point of view of the forever alone yet witty friend. I feel like they'd probably screw it up though, and turn the FAYWF into a romantic lead. This is why I need to become a writer.

And, no, I've never seen black/grey ducks. Just the typical brown/brown&green ones. I guess I've been missing out. Wait, there were white ducks with black spots that lived on my campus freshman year. They kinda looked like cows. It was confusing. I think I have pictures. I need to find a biologist who will explain them to me.
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I just finished Day 1 and I'm cracking up. Actually, I'm alternating between cracking up and getting teary, because I miss being in Disney so so much and I am looking forward to my October 2012 (honeymoon) trip so bad.

And I'm really sad that I'm only going for six days, but I know we will make the most of it. We never had planned on going to Disney for our honeymoon, but the cruise we were planning on taking really won't work out with my fiance's new job/lack of vacation time. Its a good thing that we had such an amazing time (even better than we were expecting) back in August when we were there (even with the incredible heat). We went from being absolutely sure we were not going to go to Disney for our honeymoon, to "I wonder if we can do a couple days in Disney before the cruise" to "I don't think this cruise thing is going to work out, lets just do Disney...we can do a cruise another time".

Anyway...keep writing, and I'll keep reading.
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Oh, Lia, you are me. I am also the forever alone yet witty friend. Hollywood needs to make a movie from the point of view of the forever alone yet witty friend. I feel like they'd probably screw it up though, and turn the FAYWF into a romantic lead. This is why I need to become a writer.

And, no, I've never seen black/grey ducks. Just the typical brown/brown&green ones. I guess I've been missing out. Wait, there were white ducks with black spots that lived on my campus freshman year. They kinda looked like cows. It was confusing. I think I have pictures. I need to find a biologist who will explain them to me.
FAYWF!!!! We have created another abbreviation! When we finally go on our Girls of the DIS trip, we will be a couple of FAYWFs ROTCOMS.

COW DUCKS??? That, I have not seen. Who knew there were so many weird ducks out there?



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I just finished Day 1 and I'm cracking up. Actually, I'm alternating between cracking up and getting teary, because I miss being in Disney so so much and I am looking forward to my October 2012 (honeymoon) trip so bad.

And I'm really sad that I'm only going for six days, but I know we will make the most of it. We never had planned on going to Disney for our honeymoon, but the cruise we were planning on taking really won't work out with my fiance's new job/lack of vacation time. Its a good thing that we had such an amazing time (even better than we were expecting) back in August when we were there (even with the incredible heat). We went from being absolutely sure we were not going to go to Disney for our honeymoon, to "I wonder if we can do a couple days in Disney before the cruise" to "I don't think this cruise thing is going to work out, lets just do Disney...we can do a cruise another time".

Anyway...keep writing, and I'll keep reading.
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haha Disney always wins out over everything, doesn't it? You can definitely make a lot of those six days. Just make sure you have solid plans and you will probably be able to fit in the things you really want to do.
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While I dried off, we wandered around the WS a bit more and then made our way into Future World.



We had a VERY important friend to visit.

You know who I'm talking about. He lives at The Seas With Nemo and Friends, one of my favorite places in all of Walt Disney World.



I love walking up and seeing all the Finding Nemo icons. Like many Epcot diehards, I was not thrilled when I heard that they were changing The Living Seas, as I loved the pavilion as it was. I should have trusted Disney, as they never let me down.

I can't tell you how happy and excited I was as we entered the dark sand filled queue that leads down into the ocean. We boarded our clam shell, carefully keeping our hands, arms, feet, legs, and FINS inside the shell at all times!!!

This ride makes me get emotional every single time I go on it. I don't know what it is. It's not just that I love the movie Finding Nemo. When I first went on this ride, even though I was 18, I felt like I did the first time I rode Peter Pan's Flight, when I was about to turn five and thought we were really flying. It was just one of those moments of Disney magic that hits you unexpectedly. It's just a really wonderfully well done ride. I think the EAC section is genius, as is the inclusion of the animated characters in the real tank. Also, the song Big Blue World gets me every time. It's like Circle of Life pt 2. "In the big blue world, it's a journey that never ends..." I'm going to tear up right now. OH DISNEY!!!!!

But I think we all know the ride isn't even the main attraction at the Seas.

It's the one, the only.... OUR FROGFISH FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I'm positive that you already read all about our obsession with this fascinating animal in my last award winning TR, so I won't go into detail about why he is the best thing ever. You already know. If you don't, here is the post.


Aerial view of Our Frogfish Friend


SERIOUSLY THOUGH, JUST LOOK AT HIM!


So many fascinating details to this fish. I could seriously stare at him all day.



He did not look like he was in a very Livin It Up mood, as usual. I tried singing the song, but that just seemed to make him even more annoyed. I tried saying the things you always say to someone you haven't seen in awhile... how have you been, what's going on, how have the crowds been, do you want me to sneak you a Mickey bar or something, etc. It didn't really work. He just had that same "Ugh" look on his face no matter what I said.

Aw well. Doesn't change our undying love and dedication for OUR FROGFISH FRIEND.

He still does not have an official name beyond that. We have debated many names but he is so special and it is such a big and important decision, that we have not been able to come to a conclusion. I think I'm going to purchase a baby name book and go from there.

Frogfishes actually come in all different shapes and sizes. Or at least two, because there's another Frogfish in the same tank. He is kind of like the Ringo to Our Frogfish Friend's Paul. Still amazing, but he didn't write Hey Jude, ya know?


I just feel bad for this guy. First of all, he looks dead. That is never a good thing. Secondly, all the hype is on Our Frogfish Friend since my TR was so endlessly popular that tons of people started crowding around his section of the tank and ignoring the Ringo Frogfish. I tried to give him some attention but it's hard to focus when, in the very same tank, lies Our Frogfish Friend, in all his 4 legged, red horned head glory.

We said goodbye to Our Frogfish Friend and the Ringo Frogfish and went to go talk to Crush, who was just about to take a peek into the human tank for a chat.

I am such an idiot for not taking more notes, because this was one of the better shows I've seen, and trust me I have seen this tons of times. On my 2008 trip alone, I went four times. There were a few new jokes and set-ups that I had never witnessed before, and it was even more hilarious than usual. I won't spoil it for you, but at one point Crush told a little boy that he was his new best friend and the kid was SO happy. It melted my heart.

We browsed in the Seas shop for a little while. I love all the Nemo, Little Mermaid, and other sea themed stuff they have here, and of course the bubble doors that lead out of the pavilion. They had some Ariel outfits in this store and a mom said, "Ugh! Those are so ugly!!!" and her sassy daughter shot back, "ARE YOU CALLING ARIEL UGLY?! CAUSE THAT'S HER SKIRT, MOM!" hahaha Lesson learned: Don't mess with a mermaid loving child!

We headed over to an attraction I have been wanting to see for years upon years: Captain EO. My mom and I are both huge lifelong Michael Jackson fans who never got a chance to see this during its original run, so we were thrilled that they have brought it back. However, there was a CM standing in front of it that informed us that Captain EO closes early (7:00 PM) every day except Friday, so we decided to go to outer space with a different celebrity instead.


Gary Sinise! Sure, he may not be a moonwalking legend who named his home Neverland, but he's still a pretty awesome dude.

My mom decided to skip out on Mission: Sinise because she was tired and didn't feel like dealing with the whole LAUNCH INTO SPACE feeling.

This ride is unbelievable. There is absolutely NOTHING like it in the world. Well, nothing that I can compare it to. Real astronauts have claimed it is very similar to an actual space launch. That fact alone just blows my mind. That I could possibly feel something that only a small, elite group of people over history have had the honor of experiencing.

It's not even a theme park ride to me. Like, Tower of Terror and Rock N Roller Coaster are intense, thrilling, crazy, and make you feel all tingly, but those feelings align with any great high speed coaster or free fall ride. What you experience on Mission: Sinise is a very singular and (no pun intended) OUT OF THIS WORLD experience. And what's almost better than the crazy feeling you get is the RELIEF when it ends and you're out into space. Like, it feels amazing when it's happening, but it's almost too much, it's overwhelming and insane and stops at the exact right time... JUST before you feel like you may spontaneously combust... and the view of outer space is just ridiculously amazing. HOW DO THEY MAKE YOU FEEL THAT WAY? I just DO NOT understand how they do it. It's absolutely insane.

I've been on Mission: Sinise many times solo, and I am almost exclusively placed with people who do not speak English and are usually screaming in another language. I usually enjoy this. However, this time I was placed with all Americans. And not just any Americans. Awesome, hilarious Americans.

There was a guy and girl that were together, me, and a solo guy. All around my age. The solo guy was from Texas and kind of quiet and shy, while the guy that was with his GF was one of the most outgoing and hilarious people I have ever met.

While we were getting assigned our positions, he began to sarcastically take this mission VERY seriously. He got the navigator position and acted very cocky and proud. His girlfriend was the pilot. I got assigned commander. He said, "Okay, you're the commander. Listen! You better COMMAND! I don't wanna get up there and find that the commander is not commanding properly. Don't disappoint us!"

Then, he started berating the shy Texas guy who was named the engineer, saying that it really was a lame job and so on. This poor guy was doing that nervous giggling thing some people do with strangers when their boundaries are clearly being crossed. The whole thing was Heaven for me.

The whole thing continued during the ride after we got past the whole screaming part. Every time Sinise would prompt us to do something, the funny dude would comment on it, saying things like, "That was on point!" or "Great job, pilot!" When it was time for the engineer (shy guy from Texas) to engage hypersleep he said, "Sub par. I'd say that was sub par." By this point, he was in on the joke more and we all had gotten into it and so it was SO much fun. It was cool to joke around like that so easily with people I didn't even know. We also kept high fiving. LOL. It was just a blast.

Our team unloaded and exchanged more high fives, and I went outside to meet up with my mom.

I posted on Twitter:
Oh my God awesomeawesome mission to Mars. LOVED my crew members. Didn't hurl but my eyes teared a lot and that never happened before!

From that ride on, my eyes teared every time I went on, which I think was 2 more times this trip. It just made the whole thing even more intense! I hope that's not a sign that my brain is going to explode the next time I go on. I guess we'll just have to wait and see!

It was almost closing time, which is when I always go to Soarin because the line is too long every other second of the day. Except at opening... which reminds me, I've never been to Epcot for opening! Must do that next trip. TIME TO DO THE MUST DOS!



As soon as I was hit with the glorious scent of The Land pavilion, I almost fell over. It's not possible to describe this smell because it smells nothing like anything in the world except itself. I just stood there, arms wide open, inhaling the delicious Land. It was getting pretty close to final flight time over at Soarin though, so we walked around the bend, took the escalator down, and hopped in line!

The wait was longer than I expected, but it wasn't bad. My mom and I were in one of those deliriously tired giggly moods and had a great time. We almost never stand in line for long since I am such a Disney pro, but when we do we always manage to entertain ourselves. We ended up being on the last flight of the night! Woohoo!

There was no one in the Land but us once we exited. People were vacuuming and cleaning up and stuff. It was kinda funny. Closing time, you don't have to go home but you can't stay here...

I took a pic of the mosaic that lines the building on the way out:


At this point, it was getting to be too late to go to Wolfgang Puck Express, which is where we planned to have a late dinner. They close at 11 and it was about 9:45 once we got off Soarin. Since you can't get a direct bus to Downtown Disney from the parks, there was a possibility we wouldn't make it in time, so we decided to just eat back at Pop Century and go to WPE the following night. I had been dying to eat at Pop anyway since I LOVE their food, so all worked out well!

As we veryyyy slowllllyyy exited Epcot, I took about 394940 SSE pictures. It's an amazing sight at any time, but nothing really compares to how breathtaking it is at night. I think I probably have more pics of SSE at night than I do anything else at Disney, even the castle!















This is my favorite one!

As we waited for our bus back to Pop, my mom started endlessly singing *NSYNC's classic hit, Pop. "This. must. be. POP!!!!! P-p-p-p-p-p-p-POP!"

I was REALLY afraid that she was going to follow it with the beatboxing part but thankfully, I don't think she remembers it. WHEW.

Back at Pop Century, we went straight to Everything Pop: Shopping & Dining. We split up, my mom going over to the grill area and me going over to the Italian area. I was in for one of my favorite dishes ever, the Chicken Penne Alfredo.


AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH I love it. I eat every bite every single time I get it (which is multiple times per trip). You would not expect something like this to be good when buying it at a food court, but it's DELICIOUS and such good quality. When you cut the chicken open it is pure white meat, very fresh, and steaming hot! So ridiculously good. As you can see, I also got the chocolate and vanilla Character Cookies, which have been my fave since I was little.

My mom got a burger, and she wasn't thrilled with it. It's the first thing we've gotten at Pop in 5 years of visits that's ever been sub-par, so we were surprised. I don't have a pic, but I did take one of the view from our seating area:


Voila!

I remember picking up the cookies to inspect the Nutrition Facts, something I just naturally do in life since I'm always trying to be healthier. I then stopped myself, because hello, it's Disney! Calories and fat don't exist at Disney. It's just a fact.

After we were finished we filled up our mugs, and went back to the room for some quality Stacey time. This is the point of the trip where our theme started to become clear.

I really don't remember which one of us mentioned how silly and stupid yet awesome the Livin' It Up song was, but we kept talking about it, singing it, and CRACKING. UP. We'd get so excited for it to come back on. We'd quote Stacey the whole time. It was so much fun.

At one point, my mom CHANGED THE CHANNEL for awhile and I was all like "Waaaah, more Stacey please!" and the SECOND she changed the channel back, LIVIN IT UP was JUST starting. We could not breathe we were laughing so hard. From that moment on we knew this would be the inside joke to end all inside jokes and we would never stop singing that song.

Off to bed we went, humming the song in our sleep. Makin' dreams come truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuue....

Up next: I finally do the MAD DASH BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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R.I.P, Hula Timon. I like to think that ne snuck off and he's living in Cinderella castle with Bo Peep. I always suspected she was sneaking around behing Woody's back. I have a really long/creepy past trip story where I convinced myself I was Woody's girlfriend, and this is exactly why. He's too good for Bo Peep. We all know what word rhymes with "Bo," amiright?!
Can we just talk about how I was scrolling through the comments and I read this and I CAN NOT STOP LAUGHING?!!? Oh my God. Hahahaha that's just too funny!

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Yeah I don't know why people think I'M the weird one. DISNEY OBSESSIONS ARE COMPLETELY NORMAL.

Lol I was just creepin' your trip report thread and then BAM you posted an update. You are wonderful.

IT'S THE FROG FISH, IT'S THE FROG FISH!!!

Doesn't the queue of the Finding Nemo ride smell SO good!? Or is it just me? I don't know. I am obsessed with the smell in there. It's not quite Disney water... because there is no water on that ride (besides the tanks but that's contained)... it just smells GOOD.

AHHHH FROG FISH!!!!!!

HE'S SO WEIRD AND I LOVE HIM SO MUCH.

Dang, you're so nice to offer him a mickey bar. I can't believe he didn't accept that fabulous offer!

LOL Naming the frog fish is SERIOUS business. The day you decide, let me know. Because I will never call him by anything else. He deserves the best name EVER.

Ahh that was a fantastic Beatles reference, my friend. Very nice.

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I just feel bad for this guy. First of all, he looks dead.


Ringo Frogfish. Hahaha. Maybe you should just name them Ringo and Paul.

HAHAHA I'm so glad that little girl put her mother into place. YOU DO NOT DISS ARIEL!

I agree about the feeling of Mission: SPACE. I have only gone on the orange side twice. I honestly get really nervous every time I go on that ride because it's SO INTENSE! But after it's over I am always so happy I went on it. It's so cool!

LOL omg you had a fantastic crew! Hahahahaha that's such a good story!

My eyes used to tear on Space Mountain! I don't know why. It might be the cool air whipping in your face type deal. Maybe the air conditioners in Mission: Space and the G-Forces resulted in tears?

"TIME TO DO THE MUST DO'S." oh my God I just heard that it's Stacey's exact voice. AHHH I MISS THAT WOMAN.

I'm so glad that Kristen and I aren't the only freaks who go into the Land pavilion and just stand there so we can smell it. I always think that the CM's are staring at me but I decide not to care because it just smells SO GOOD!

I love that your Mother was singing NSYNC. She's just awesome.

I HAVE BEEN WANTING THAT CHICKEN PENNE ALFREDO FOR SO LONG. IT LOOKS SO GOOD!

Disney calories aren't real. I always say that. LOL I actually lost a pound after my Christmas trip in December. And I ate like a crazy woman. Weird? Yes. But that's the magic of Disney. I BELIEVE!

Makin' dreams come truuuuuueeeeee.... ohhhh, livin' it up! love that feelin'... feeeeee-lin.... livin' it up, we're together once againnnn. ohh, livin' it up, my heart starts beatin'.... ohhh-hhh.... livin' it up, let the memories begin!

I'm sorry for this essay of a comment. I didn't mean for it to be this lengthy. But that was a fabulous update, my friend.
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you are too funny. I went back to read all about your first frog fish meeting! I'll have to look for him next time I'm there!
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Finding Nemo! I enjoy that ride too. I think it is definitely an under rated ride. I just love that song! Aww you just talking about your love for the song and the ride made me tear up too! Dang you, Lia! I want to go there now!! And, the Crush show is pure genius. So much fun. I love that show and the Monsters Inc. I love the audience interaction; always so fun and always different! I love that part of it! You never know what you'll see.

Your Mission Space crew was awesome! That sounded like so much fun. I'm sure it made the whole experience even more fun. Much better than riding in silence or worrying about your other passengers possibly throwing up...
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Yeah I don't know why people think I'M the weird one. DISNEY OBSESSIONS ARE COMPLETELY NORMAL.

Lol I was just creepin' your trip report thread and then BAM you posted an update. You are wonderful.

IT'S THE FROG FISH, IT'S THE FROG FISH!!!

Doesn't the queue of the Finding Nemo ride smell SO good!? Or is it just me? I don't know. I am obsessed with the smell in there. It's not quite Disney water... because there is no water on that ride (besides the tanks but that's contained)... it just smells GOOD.

AHHHH FROG FISH!!!!!!

HE'S SO WEIRD AND I LOVE HIM SO MUCH.

Dang, you're so nice to offer him a mickey bar. I can't believe he didn't accept that fabulous offer!

LOL Naming the frog fish is SERIOUS business. The day you decide, let me know. Because I will never call him by anything else. He deserves the best name EVER.

Ahh that was a fantastic Beatles reference, my friend. Very nice.



Ringo Frogfish. Hahaha. Maybe you should just name them Ringo and Paul.

HAHAHA I'm so glad that little girl put her mother into place. YOU DO NOT DISS ARIEL!

I agree about the feeling of Mission: SPACE. I have only gone on the orange side twice. I honestly get really nervous every time I go on that ride because it's SO INTENSE! But after it's over I am always so happy I went on it. It's so cool!

LOL omg you had a fantastic crew! Hahahahaha that's such a good story!

My eyes used to tear on Space Mountain! I don't know why. It might be the cool air whipping in your face type deal. Maybe the air conditioners in Mission: Space and the G-Forces resulted in tears?

"TIME TO DO THE MUST DO'S." oh my God I just heard that it's Stacey's exact voice. AHHH I MISS THAT WOMAN.

I'm so glad that Kristen and I aren't the only freaks who go into the Land pavilion and just stand there so we can smell it. I always think that the CM's are staring at me but I decide not to care because it just smells SO GOOD!

I love that your Mother was singing NSYNC. She's just awesome.

I HAVE BEEN WANTING THAT CHICKEN PENNE ALFREDO FOR SO LONG. IT LOOKS SO GOOD!

Disney calories aren't real. I always say that. LOL I actually lost a pound after my Christmas trip in December. And I ate like a crazy woman. Weird? Yes. But that's the magic of Disney. I BELIEVE!

Makin' dreams come truuuuuueeeeee.... ohhhh, livin' it up! love that feelin'... feeeeee-lin.... livin' it up, we're together once againnnn. ohh, livin' it up, my heart starts beatin'.... ohhh-hhh.... livin' it up, let the memories begin!

I'm sorry for this essay of a comment. I didn't mean for it to be this lengthy. But that was a fabulous update, my friend.
I think you and I are just obsessed with all Disney smells b/c YES, I do love the smell of the Seas. I have no idea what it is. It's Disney, I guess. I really love the smell of Pop Century too and it doesn't even smell like anything I can put my finger on, it's just... something. Sigh.

Ahh I love him so much too! I want a Frogfish of my very own! Actually, I pretty much just want him. Maybe we should just call them Ringo and Paul. I think that's kind of hilarious because Paul is a normal name and the Frogfish is so crazy looking. Hmm.. I will have to think it over, discuss it with my mom, consult my lawyer, etc.

I like the air conditioner/G-Force theory a lot better than my head exploding theory, so yes, let's go with that!

I miss Stacey too. I watched the Must Dos the other day and cried obviously.

OMG I didn't gain any weight on my trip and I was shocked! Seriously... because I ate at least one cupcake every day... one day I ate ice cream 3 times in one day... not to mention the huge meals. It's all the walking! Crazy.

Don't apologize.. I love long comments! MAKIN DREAMS COME TRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUE

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you are too funny. I went back to read all about your first frog fish meeting! I'll have to look for him next time I'm there!
Thank you so much! Don't forget to tell Our Frogfish Friend I said hi when you see him

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Finding Nemo! I enjoy that ride too. I think it is definitely an under rated ride. I just love that song! Aww you just talking about your love for the song and the ride made me tear up too! Dang you, Lia! I want to go there now!! And, the Crush show is pure genius. So much fun. I love that show and the Monsters Inc. I love the audience interaction; always so fun and always different! I love that part of it! You never know what you'll see.

Your Mission Space crew was awesome! That sounded like so much fun. I'm sure it made the whole experience even more fun. Much better than riding in silence or worrying about your other passengers possibly throwing up...
hahahaha I get teary just thinking about it, so don't feel bad! It's just beautiful.

You're right about Crush being pure genius... I was stunned the first time I saw it. I can't even imagine being a kid and seeing it. I would have died. Monster's Inc is so awesome too. I hope they add another one like it!

It was SO much fun! I'll definitely never forget that particular jaunt to Mars. haha!
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