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Old 04-21-2012, 07:22 PM   #676
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I'd be interested to see what kind of shots you got from your position, if you took any. I might have to mosey on back to your TR to see if you already posted these up. I've been living in the land of the fog these last 2 weeks and really can't remember things the way I know I should.
I'm going to try and put some more into my TR today, hopefully I will get to the fireworks. I was pretty happy with my shots, but they pale in comparison to yours lol!

Just reading about your experiences with the star guest thing... we had no idea about this and accidentally found it on our second last day. I'll add our experiences to my TR in due time, but we scored a couple of stickers.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:36 PM   #677
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Love the picture of your son running down Main Street!

You are a brave woman to let your husband and son have control of the "spinning wheel".
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:57 PM   #678
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Oh yeah I forgot to mention how much I love that pic of your DS running towards the castle! Classic :-)
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:10 PM   #679
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I love the pic of jump for joy!! Great cannon moment!
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:17 PM   #680
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Very nice update! I love the detail shots on the castle and your bent perspective!

I have never been on the teacups and I don't think I will after that!

I think I would really enjoy all the Asian breakfasts and stuff, those looked really good. I often have Chinese leftovers for breakfast!
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I love the pic of jump for joy!! Great cannon moment!
I agree. My favourite shot...especially as PIO is normally BEHIND the lens. Which while I appreciate the great shots. I love that you got some photos of you!

I think I'd have had a rather projectile vomiting moment on the teacups if I'd had a dim sum breakfast and that much spinning
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Breakfast did look quite delicious. I love the picture of your DS running toward the castle, and the one of your husband in the teacups.
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Loved the update! I learned long ago never to go with the boys on the teacups.
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I'm going to try and put some more into my TR today, hopefully I will get to the fireworks. I was pretty happy with my shots, but they pale in comparison to yours lol!

Just reading about your experiences with the star guest thing... we had no idea about this and accidentally found it on our second last day. I'll add our experiences to my TR in due time, but we scored a couple of stickers.
We scored stickers and cards as well. But we were getting those on Day 1, without the Star Guest pin anyway.


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Love the picture of your son running down Main Street!

You are a brave woman to let your husband and son have control of the "spinning wheel".
Brave??? That's one way of looking at it....S-T-O-O-P-I-D is another. But at least I learn fast. NEVER EVER going to happen again.


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Oh yeah I forgot to mention how much I love that pic of your DS running towards the castle! Classic :-)



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I love the pic of jump for joy!! Great cannon moment!
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Very nice update! I love the detail shots on the castle and your bent perspective!

I have never been on the teacups and I don't think I will after that!

I think I would really enjoy all the Asian breakfasts and stuff, those looked really good. I often have Chinese leftovers for breakfast!
I think you would have enjoyed the Asian breakfasts too. They were really good.



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I agree. My favourite shot...especially as PIO is normally BEHIND the lens. Which while I appreciate the great shots. I love that you got some photos of you!

I think I'd have had a rather projectile vomiting moment on the teacups if I'd had a dim sum breakfast and that much spinning
I'm not sure how I managed to keep breakfast down; but I did.



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Breakfast did look quite delicious. I love the picture of your DS running toward the castle, and the one of your husband in the teacups.
The one of DH in the teacups is another fave of mine.


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Loved the update! I learned long ago never to go with the boys on the teacups.
I think I've learnt the same lesson on this trip. In the past, it was fine because DS was younger and I used to put a hand on the wheel as well, pushing in the opposite direction.
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Episode IV - Into the Valley of the Dolls



We were in Fantasyland and after having a turn on the spin cycle, all 3 of us headed for one of the iconic attractions of Fantasyland.

It is a short left turn into the Valley of the Dolls and that American Girl Doll Shop. Did you know they had an office right here in Hong Kong?

Hmmm….come to think of it, that shop is more a Chinese Girl Doll Shop.





No surprises here…it looks very similar to every other Doll Shop on the outside.





It was still early in the morning, so we had to contend with more crowd control barriers.






I will say now that there will be lots of pictures of dolls. LOTS! So, if anyone has an issue with that, now is the time to take that Emergency Exit, stage left, and come back at the next attraction.




Pick a boat…..any boat.





As long as we were sitting in the front, none of us cared about the colour.






There would be plenty of colour inside.






Yes, this Doll Shop played the same music as the rest of them and with only one song in their ipod selection list.







You know the words…..

It's a world of laughter
A world of tears
It's a world of hopes
And a world of fears
There's so much that we share
That it's time we're aware
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small, small world

There is just one moon
And one golden sun
And a smile means
Friendship to every one
Though the mountains divide
And the oceans are wide
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small, small world





And if anyone has learnt to sing this in Mandarin and Cantonese, please post your youtube clip in this TR.

We headed into the European section.



















I was a little concerned heading in here. Afterall, there still is a bit of conflict going on in this region of the world.






I guess I really didn't have anything to worry about.






It was at this point that I got the feeling that I was missing something….






It was at the top of my mind and I just couldn’t quite focus on it….yet.



Heading into the Americas.











Food porn, anyone?






Y’all know how much I love San Francisco, right? Couldn’t resist this shot.








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The key differentiator of this attraction is the Asian Doll section. It is just astonishing how many more Asian dolls there are…and how wonderful the costumes are.
































Best I can figure it, I think this is Hong Kong harbour with the Star Ferry.






Then it was time for Oceania.






I have been accused in the past of skippy-ing out of the Australian picture. So I hope this goes some way towards making amends.






But these are just so wrong…it’s the eyes!







Look at how they’ve made a rain forest!






Another turn and we were in the Ice Cream Candy Cane section of the Shop. I did look for the Cafe; but I must have missed it.
















Time to say goodbye. As always in this shop, I still couldn’t see the check-out! I still want to get me some dolls and I don't know how to complete my purchase. I'm going to have to figure it out one of these days.






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The Yee’s Have it – Episode V – The Dolls Strike Back


DH and I were keen to go back on that shop again. Yes, again! The Yee's definitely have it again.
DS….not so much. But this is one time he got overruled and back in we went. This time, I went in for a more detailed look at the merchandise. Some of them are absolutely breathtaking in their colour and detail.

















Given how many more dolls there were in the Asian section, it should come as no surprise that the bulk of my shots are of them.














































I’ve always had a thing for clowns.
















C'mon everyone....sing it with me....

It's a world of laughter
A world of tears
It's a world of hopes
And a world of fears
There's so much that we share
That it's time we're aware
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small, small world

There is just one moon
And one golden sun
And a smile means
Friendship to every one
Though the mountains divide
And the oceans are wide
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small, small world



You have to admit....the dolls are very striking!



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Episode VI - Return of the Disney Dolls


Remember I said that there was something that I thought I had missed, at the top of my mind and just out of focus? Well….I knew what it was half way into the first ride.

I’d half-forgotten that IaSM had been refreshed with a Disney overlay. Looks like the refresh extended into Hong Kong.

The second time round that we went on this ride was really so that I could try and capture as many of those Disney Dolls as possible. I know I missed some…but these are what I got.

Looks like a scene from Alice. I missed the characters here.





Cinderella and her prince.






I think that’s Marie.






Wendy…






…and Peter Pan.






Pinocchio, just hanging around as normal.






This could be Miss Bianca…COULD be...although the chances are it’s not.






Aladdin and Jasmine on the magic carpet ride.






Abu, well, he was up to his old tricks near the lantern.





Mowgli and Baloo.






Happy Feet!






Wait….wrong studio!




Donald, as part of the 3 Cabelleros.






Simba and friends.






Woody and Jessie.






Ariel…






…and Flounder.






And Lilo and Stitch.












Definitely time to say Goodbye for real!








I had been keen to go through this a 3rd time; but got outvoted by both boys. In retrospect, I’m not sure that I would have survived that song a 3rd time anyway.

So, if anyone is singing that song for the next couple of days, don't look at me. Blame it on the single track American...Chinese Girl Doll Shop!





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There’s nothing like learning you’ve been singing the wrong lyric forever. I always thought the song said, through the mountains we ride. Finding out it says though the mountains divide makes more sense. Hahahaha. Yes, the eyes on the koalas look off. That is the case with a lot of eyes on things at Disney properties, including the green on the Mickey bush there where the white should be. I love the Disney dolls. You got a lot I do not remember seeing at MK recently. Xander wanted to ride it a second time last trip at WDW. That was a good time to nurse Xander, so I volunteered my DH to take him. Once is enough each trip for me. Your DS and DH were nice to ride it with you a second time.
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Y’all know how much I love San Francisco, right? Couldn’t resist this shot.

So tell me....when did the statue of Liberty move to San Francisco?

I wondered if the Disney characters were added here....looks like about the same ones as at DL in Anaheim if I remember correctly!
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