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Old 07-19-2012, 11:11 AM   #751
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You are doing a great job going with the flow on a really crowded day.

Once again, I am enjoying your pictures from the area in Fantasy land with Dumbo and the Goofy coaster, since I never spend any time there.

A little solo time is a nice thing, especially if it means skipping the Tomorrowland Speedway!

Nice character pictures!

Where is that old fashioned, colorful kitchen in the window?
I think that is from the pooh store near Splash.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:40 AM   #752
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We too did not care much for the COP. Very ho-hum. I guess seeing some of the new animatronics, you just wonder when they will freshen it up. Same goes for the Country Bears. Last time we saw that it was just awful! I think I saw though that it's getting an update soon?

That is surprising that their line for the race way was short. That line always seems the slowest out of anything in the MK!

We do the same thing with shirt color too! Dress the boys in the brightest colors so Dad or son is easy to find!
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:43 PM   #753
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You know Jen, there is one reason one loves the COP .... sit in the back row and do your 40 winks! It is a neat cool, dark place to take a short nap in.

I actually quite like it (not only for the nap part) but I can see where it gets old quickly.

Love the update, and again .....


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We too did not care much for the COP. Very ho-hum. I guess seeing some of the new animatronics, you just wonder when they will freshen it up. Same goes for the Country Bears. Last time we saw that it was just awful! I think I saw though that it's getting an update soon?

That is surprising that their line for the race way was short. That line always seems the slowest out of anything in the MK!

We do the same thing with shirt color too! Dress the boys in the brightest colors so Dad or son is easy to find!
I guess I heard hype about it from some and others said it was awful. It wasn't awful, I am glad I saw it...but not fabulous.
I don't like the Country Bears either. Skip loves it surprisingly, so I send the off together!

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You know Jen, there is one reason one loves the COP .... sit in the back row and do your 40 winks! It is a neat cool, dark place to take a short nap in.

I actually quite like it (not only for the nap part) but I can see where it gets old quickly.

Love the update, and again .....


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!
It wasn't the worse, but not something I need to see again or at least often. But we may for Claires sake. She might like it. And good idea about the nap.
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Happy Anniversary! Your anniversary celebrations sound like our's. Aren't we some wild party people!?
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I didn't realize that the dueling Dumbo wasn't up and running. I figured when they moved it, they'd be putting both it. Oh well, no big deal! haha… Love the theming in the concrete!! Who else thinks of details like peanuts in the walkways? Walt would be proud I would think!
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I bet Dumbo has been the favorite ride for those wanting to check out the FL expansion!
Exciting because it's right there! I think the workmen there are so lucky to see it all everyday!

Beautiful shots of the Castle! I need more of those, and of Tomorrow Land. I have like none of TL!

Splash Mountain! I have yet to ride it, but I'm thinking this Nov is finally it!

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I was so far behind!!!! Way back at the porta potty photo.

Glad to know I am not the only one grossed out by the honey wall. I was scrolling down in your report and just the picture gave me a feeling... then I saw what you wrote.

Love the fantasyland expansion photos!

Congrats on getting to ride COP for the first time. I think I read somewhere it is one of the rides on the "list" to go away...that and figment Course, now I can't remember where I read it... and if it is actually a credible source.

Happy Anniversary!! 10 years is something to be proud of... and I too am in the "don't do a whole lot on anniversaries" club. Oh well... I guess I would rather have a marriage that was good everyday than only have a "special" day once a year.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:31 AM   #759
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Happy Anniversary! Your anniversary celebrations sound like our's. Aren't we some wild party people!?
We are a wild bunch. Yesterday we had BIL's wedding at a metropark. As we were driving into the park, Skip said something about remembering bringing a dog here to walk once. Claire wanted to know all about it. I told her that was back when Paige and Michael were little and I was dating Dad....then I added...back when Dad was trying to woe me and would actually go out and do stuff with us.

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I didn't realize that the dueling Dumbo wasn't up and running. I figured when they moved it, they'd be putting both it. Oh well, no big deal! haha… Love the theming in the concrete!! Who else thinks of details like peanuts in the walkways? Walt would be proud I would think!
I believe they are both running now. I think Dumbo was completely shut down for a few weeks and then they got the new one running first. I do think the views wil lbe nice once they get all the FL explansion done.

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I bet Dumbo has been the favorite ride for those wanting to check out the FL expansion!
Exciting because it's right there! I think the workmen there are so lucky to see it all everyday!

Beautiful shots of the Castle! I need more of those, and of Tomorrow Land. I have like none of TL!

Splash Mountain! I have yet to ride it, but I'm thinking this Nov is finally it!

Nice Burp!
I do have a good burping skill. Actually I don't...but Paige...my oh my...that girl can copmpete with a truck driver. I'm so proud!

I can't believe you haven't ridden Splash yet? you must do it this year. The ride inside is really neat...and you can avoid getting pretty wet by ducking totally down when you down the hill. Your back might get some, but I usually fair pretty well. You never see me in the pictures because I am down so far.

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I was so far behind!!!! Way back at the porta potty photo.

Glad to know I am not the only one grossed out by the honey wall. I was scrolling down in your report and just the picture gave me a feeling... then I saw what you wrote.

Love the fantasyland expansion photos!

Congrats on getting to ride COP for the first time. I think I read somewhere it is one of the rides on the "list" to go away...that and figment Course, now I can't remember where I read it... and if it is actually a credible source.

Happy Anniversary!! 10 years is something to be proud of... and I too am in the "don't do a whole lot on anniversaries" club. Oh well... I guess I would rather have a marriage that was good everyday than only have a "special" day once a year.
I know that COP sometimes only runs seasonally. I do think I have been there a time or 2 when it was shut down.
I amazed by some of the girls on the parenting forum I am on. They get hese mega huge gifts for each holiday (b-days, anniversaries, Valentines day) and I think ....wow, I never get anything like that, nor have real life friends who get that stuff.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:32 AM   #760
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I arrived at Splash Mountain, but I still had about 15 minutes or so before I could pick up my next fast pass (I believe we had gotten one for Space Mountain earlier, so our window hadn’t opened yet), so I continued to just go around taking pictures while I waited.





















I kept putting my ticket in and it said I had to wait. It was becoming annoying, till I realized I was about 5 minutes off on the time I could get the next one, so I waited and then got them.

The time to return was really close to the same time our Space Mountain return was. I figured we would do one for sure, possibly giving the others away or try for both. Claire still was saying she didn’t want to try Space out, and leery on Splash, but I knew this would be the one she would ride if given a choice.

I headed back and the family still wasn’t out of the Country Bears, so I waited around and soon found them. We decided it was probably time to get a bite to eat. I wanted Columbia Harbor House and at first we started that way, but I got complaints from Claire about it. She wasn’t hungry and they only had gross food there, etc. We had seen a corn dog stand back towards Pecos Bill and she said that sounded good, so Skip took her there and I went into Pecos Bill to order something for Skip and I. I don’t know if I have ever eaten here, but if I had, it was 12 -15 years ago, when the older 2 were little.
I got in line and saw they offered taco salad. Skip is a freak over taco salad, so I called him and he said, yes, get that for him. I really wasn’t in the mood for much on the menu, so I just went with a burger.
They made it in there before I even had a chance to order. We placed our order then and waited for the food to arrive.





After our food arrived, we made our way over to the toppings bar. I was really impressed with this. Skip was in heaven. I think he had started conversations with people while filling his salad bowl.

We went to find a table and this place was packed. I actually thought we might not find a table at all. It had filled up completely since I had walked in to order. Finally we found a table way in the back in a corner. There was some sort of little door up against the one seat, and Claire refused to sit by it for fear something would come out at her, so I got that lucky seat.

Our food.





This was by far the best burger I have had on Disney property thus far. I loved all the extra toppings and the burger itself wasn’t dry. Claire finished off her corn dog fast and shared my fries too.

We left very full and happy. I will have to make it back here again in the future.

Now we had time to kill before fastpasses were due. I wanted to try the new/old Tikki Room. We arrived and they told us the wait, it wasn’t long, but Claire had to go to the bathroom, so she and I ran off to do that and missed that show by the time we got back. So we waited for the next one.









We had missed the pre-show the one and only other time we did it and I am not sure if that was changed or not.



Soon we were let in and found a seat. There were not many people in here at all. I was NOT a fan of the old show, but Claire had liked it…..I can say I am not a fan of this version either, but again, Claire loved it.













We left the show with Skip wondering why in the world I had ever wanted to see this show. I told him I wanted to see the update, now I have…..never need to again. Basically we talked about the part of our life we had just lost while in there, and Claire at the same time was talking about how wonderful it was.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:53 AM   #761
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We are a wild bunch. Yesterday we had BIL's wedding at a metropark. As we were driving into the park, Skip said something about remembering bringing a dog here to walk once. Claire wanted to know all about it. I told her that was back when Paige and Michael were little and I was dating Dad....then I added...back when Dad was trying to woe me and would actually go out and do stuff with us.

LOL! I guess the chase is over, huh?

I believe they are both running now. I think Dumbo was completely shut down for a few weeks and then they got the new one running first. I do think the views wil lbe nice once they get all the FL explansion done.

Last I heard they were both running but they were taking the first one back down. The Dumbo legs have been scraping on the concrete and they have to enlarge the moat underneath. Poor Dumbo! I hope they're both up and looking pretty for all of our fall trips!

I do have a good burping skill. Actually I don't...but Paige...my oh my...that girl can copmpete with a truck driver. I'm so proud!

LOL! I thought since all the boys were asleep at our house I was safe from the bodily noises. But then I had to read Jen's update!

I can't believe you haven't ridden Splash yet? you must do it this year. The ride inside is really neat...and you can avoid getting pretty wet by ducking totally down when you down the hill. Your back might get some, but I usually fair pretty well. You never see me in the pictures because I am down so far.


Splash is awesome. Anyone who hasn't tried it has missed a real treat. That big drop is really such a small part of the ride. We did it to death last December and I can't wait to ride it again!

I know that COP sometimes only runs seasonally. I do think I have been there a time or 2 when it was shut down.

Maybe that's why I've never done it! I'll have to check this time.

I amazed by some of the girls on the parenting forum I am on. They get hese mega huge gifts for each holiday (b-days, anniversaries, Valentines day) and I think ....wow, I never get anything like that, nor have real life friends who get that stuff.

You and me both!
Great updates You do an awesome job of taking candid photos all along the way. It's almost like we're right along with you in the park.
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I know we share the same feelings about Pecos Bill - love the burgers!

You got some great shots of Splash mountain. Some views I haven't even thought of.

I've seen the tiki birds once and that was enough. thank you!
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Great updates You do an awesome job of taking candid photos all along the way. It's almost like we're right along with you in the park.
I do have a bit of a obsession taking photos. Sometime when I have an open space of time with no photos...I panic and think...why didn't I take any there?
I often complain about editing, but once they are done I am so happy I did and took the time to do it...and a TR. It keeps those memories alive. I had actually debated not doing one for this at first...and thought..there is no way I am editing all those pictures and not sharing them with anyone.

If it takes me awhile....thats ok.

I didn't know that about Dumbo. I have to admit that I haven't been keeping up with as much as I should lately on Dis. my goal was to get caught up with subscribed threads then I could allow myself to look at other stuff.

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I know that feeling. But I am wondering if Claire sees it in Nov if she will ask to go again. Maybe I can have her look the other way...at the dole whip floats. That update will be coming up next...but lets just say she LOVES those.

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I know we share the same feelings about Pecos Bill - love the burgers!

You got some great shots of Splash mountain. Some views I haven't even thought of.

I've seen the tiki birds once and that was enough. thank you!
I was really impressed with that burger. If I wasn't so full it was one of those things where you think....boy another one would taste good too!
I think I had so much spare time to wait at Splash that I just shot about anything in the area.
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Pecos Bill's food is to yummy. Someone needs to ship me over one of those burgers along with a few disney cupcakes!
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