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Old 06-05-2012, 05:33 PM   #496
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The weirdest part will be the "pretrip" at the Beach Club with no park passes - we plan to just hang out at the Boardwalk and Stormalong Bay and relax.
It's our first time staying there and we plan to take advantage of every perk!
That's the key to this vacation - just sitting back and relaxing!
I don't know how you're going to manage being SO close to Epcot's Canada and not go bonkers not being able to get their filet. mmmmm
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:00 PM   #497
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Sorry for the delay gang.
My photobucket account went over again.
Does anyone know a better free site to store pictures that the DIS can use?
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:14 PM   #498
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The Seas

Heading out from our fabulous lunch, we rounded the corner to visit the rest of the Seas Pavillion.




I loved the original pavilion but I actually don’t mind the refurb.
Having Nemo and his friends attract a new generation to the fun science inside is not a bad idea.
And then you get to hear these guys on your way in.
“Mine! Mine! Mine!”


Apparently it was chilly recently and some of the flowers were covered up.
I thought this was a cute little sign to excuse Disney from the lack of flowers…


But before we entered the pavilion, we had to go “play” with Nemo and the Tang Gang.
These are great photo ops and the kids had a blast running around and hugging them all (and Nemo even got a kiss…)












Then it was back to the queue.
I love the characters on the wall as you walk into the pavilion.
All your favorites from the movie are here!






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Old 06-12-2012, 10:17 PM   #499
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The Seas – The Inside

Finally we headed into the pavillion and right into the ride.
But first, a stroll through the queue.
And what a queue this one is.
You definitely feel like you are heading from the beach into the ocean and part of Nemo’s world.












This ride is always hard to get pictures of with no flash and so much movement.
But we gave it a shot…

















And then you must stand on a fish or ray on the walkway.
It’s part of the ride after all!


Next up was a potty break.
And while the little guys were in there, I found the greatest door of all time.
Please tell me - Who the frick can fit into this thing?
It’s no illusion, it is that thin…


When everyone came back out, it was time to chat with some Underwater Friends of ours.
Stay tuned to find out what questions the little Capells have in store for our fishy friends!
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:47 AM   #500
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Nice update

The pictures of the kids outside with Nemo are so cute especially X kissing Nemo


Nemo is such a cute ride and the fact that there is never a wait makes it more so

to your mystery door
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:54 AM   #501
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Nice update

The pictures of the kids outside with Nemo are so cute especially X kissing Nemo


Nemo is such a cute ride and the fact that there is never a wait makes it more so

to your mystery door
We really like Nemo - X usually asks to go on several times.
And that door made me laugh as well.
I thought it was a joke at first but then I realized this was a real door with a real function (although I have no clue what that is! )
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:46 PM   #502
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I use Dropshots for my Disney trip reports (on ivillage) - they should work on here just as easily, though. I can't remember the free account limits. I upgraded to "unlimited" for a one time fee (maybe $100?) or they also have monthly options from $5. I mostly just store ALL our Disney pictures on there, but I could use it for more if I chose to. www.dropshots.com You could always use a combination - both free accounts - to get more bandwidth.

Thanks for sharing your trip report, but I keep wanting you to hurry up so I can read about your more recent trips, too!
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:30 PM   #503
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I use Dropshots for my Disney trip reports (on ivillage) - they should work on here just as easily, though. I can't remember the free account limits. I upgraded to "unlimited" for a one time fee (maybe $100?) or they also have monthly options from $5. I mostly just store ALL our Disney pictures on there, but I could use it for more if I chose to. www.dropshots.com You could always use a combination - both free accounts - to get more bandwidth.

Thanks for sharing your trip report, but I keep wanting you to hurry up so I can read about your more recent trips, too!
Thanks - I'll have to look into that site.
But how about another segment right now?
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:36 PM   #504
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What’s It Like To Be a Turtle?

After cruising the seas with our friend Nemo, we headed over to meet the oldest Sea Turtle we could find.


But first we decided to go play a while with Mr. Ray!
We really like the Ray lagoon over here.
It’s a great little exhibit and it makes a much easier wait for Turtle Talk since the kids have something to watch.










Then we headed into the next room where we saw a large tank with a microphone hanging in it.


“Look at all the people in the Human Tank!”
Crush greeted us fondly and the kids were very excited.


Too bad he came in too fast and bopped his head.
That must hurt.


Then Crush began to ask us questions about being human.
Including what some objects he found under the sea were.
Can you guess?




The kids always get a kick out of the girl’s bathing suit.
Then Crush decided to let some of the little humans ask a question.
DS was quick with his hand and got called first.
DS: “What’s it like to be a turtle?”


Crush liked that question.
He said “It totally rocks” as then described all the fun things turtles do – swim, surf, hang out with Squirt.
But then he asked DS what it was like to be human.
This, of course, threw DS for a loop as he was not expecting a question back.
DS: “ummm, it is cool.”
Crush: “Alright, what do you do?”
DS: “Ummmm, play with my toys?”
Crush: “Oh dude – that is totally awesome. What’s your favorite toy dude?”
DS (again not expecting to think on the fly): “Ummmmm, Legos?”
(I love how each statement ends in a question.)
Crush: “Wegos? Is it pretty cool?”
DS: “Yeah”
Crush: “Awesome dude – what do you do with them?”
DS: “Ummmm, you can build with them and then play…”
Crush: “Whoa – you like to build stuff dude?”
DS nods his head
Crush: “Put your fins together for this smart little dude. Awesome to meet you dude.”
And then DS got a round of applause.
Crush: “Build away my son. Build away!”

Crush talked to a few more little dudes and then Dory showed up to visit the Human Tank.




Dory decided to show off her whale-speaking skills again.
Too bad that ended up not so good for Dory.


But the whale finally moved and all was well.
After the visit with Crush, Mom got a call from a friend of hers who was also visiting Epcot.
Mom took DS and headed out to meet them (the friend's son is DS’s best friend).
The rest of us decided to play a bit in Bruce’s Sub House.










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Old 06-16-2012, 08:39 PM   #505
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Manatees Do Exist

We then headed over to the manatees exhibit.
This is always a fun spot since when Mom comes, she NEVER and I mean NEVER gets to see them.
They are either redoing the exhibit or getting a check-up or something.
But she has NEVER seen them in the tank.
She claims they don’t exist.
So, of course, we had to prove her wrong.
And we did.
Happy little Sea Cows…


Then it was upstairs to visit the Underwater Viewing Area.
This section is usually overlooked but is a lot of fun and the kids can spend hours in here.
I like to look for the Hidden Mickeys…
















Then we saw the dolphins.
The trainers were even out playing some games with them.
The trainer would point to a square on a tic-tac-toe board and the dolphin would swim to another board and point to the same square.
It was really cool.






After the dolphins, we headed back down to check out the other exhibits.
We did, after all, have to Find Nemo…




Of course, Dory and Marlin were not far behind.
And there are other friends from the movie swimming around as well.














On the way out, X decided he wanted to ride the ride one more time.
Sure – why not?
So the CM led us down a secret path back to the front of the line and we went looking for Nemo once more.

Finally, we headed out of the pavilion and over towards Future World East.
But we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to visit Chip and Dale on our way!
I love how Dale grabbed the Princess’ pony tails!








After the meet and greet we headed across Epcot.
Stay tuned for our adventures but first – let's see what happened to Mom and DS!!
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:30 PM   #506
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Then Crush decided to let some of the little humans ask a question.
DS was quick with his hand and got called first.
DS: “What’s it like to be a turtle?”


Crush liked that question.
He said “It totally rocks” as then described all the fun things turtles do – swim, surf, hang out with Squirt.
But then he asked DS what it was like to be human.
This, of course, threw DS for a loop as he was not expecting a question back.
DS: “ummm, it is cool.”
Crush: “Alright, what do you do?”
DS: “Ummmm, play with my toys?”
Crush: “Oh dude – that is totally awesome. What’s your favorite toy dude?”
DS (again not expecting to think on the fly): “Ummmmm, Legos?”
(I love how each statement ends in a question.)
Crush: “Wegos? Is it pretty cool?”
DS: “Yeah”
Crush: “Awesome dude – what do you do with them?”
DS: “Ummmm, you can build with them and then play…”
Crush: “Whoa – you like to build stuff dude?”
DS nods his head
Crush: “Put your fins together for this smart little dude. Awesome to meet you dude.”
And then DS got a round of applause.
Crush: “Build away my son. Build away!”

Crush talked to a few more little dudes
One of them made such an impression on Crush (and not in a good way, I must say) that Crush asked who the little dude (dudette?) belonged to. NO
ONE raised their hands. For several times of his asking who this one came with. Clearly, they were either so embarrassed themselves or they were
asleep they totally missed it all! LOL


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Good thing my brother wasn't there. As the family story goes, he was traumatized by Bruce from Jaws (which came out when he was really young).
I don't think he'd be terribly fond of seeing a shark up close with his mouth open like this, let alone with family or friends in its mouth.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:34 PM   #507
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More and more, I'm realizing that Chip and Dale are my favorite characters, I think. This shot of the handshake didn't happen at first. After the
standard picture with the two of them, I decided to say thank you with this crossed handshake and started to walk off. They were so amused by it, they
beckoned me back so that we could take a picture of it.
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What a fun update! Sounds like everyone had a great time exploring the Living Seas and how fun that he got to talk to Crush! The Chip and Dale pics are great We never see them at Epcot


Happy Father's Day Michael!!
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The Chip and Dale pics are great We never see them at Epcot
That's funny because it's almost become our new family tradition to stop and see them on our way across the plaza from FutureWorld West.
It seems to be their new spot for the last several years.

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Happy Father's Day Michael!!
Thanks!
Wish Dale a Happy Belated Father's Day for me!
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:22 AM   #510
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Okay, Sir, you know I'm a recent lurker.

I was just curious if you knew about the hidden Mickeys visible from the queue for the Test Track & in Bruce's Sub House? I'm hesitant to just blurt them out.

I so appreciated your links on the tours! & after you TR with all the stuff for MNSSHP, my mom is super psyched that I'm treating her to a Mother/Daughter trip during the F&WF. Your TR have been invaluable for planning that trip!
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