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Old 09-08-2012, 01:45 PM   #2341
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Day 2 – August 14, 2012– Part 15

I left off at BVS watching Red Car News Boys show. It was a nice show with the Red Car Trolley in the background and they sing and dance to authentic period tunes of the 1920s/30s-era. My DB and V went back to the room to rest up while I stayed at the parks to watch the show as well as another show that day. But I will get to that later on. Now let’s get back to the show.





















Mickey and the rest of the News Boys left off in the Red Car Trolley and the show was over.


After the show was over I started to head on over to Paradise Pier to see the next show which was Instant Concert. Goofy is the conductor of the concert and use the WoC fountains as part of a daytime show. I thought it would be fun to check out, but it was cutting close since it started around the same time as Red Car News Boys show. So I head on over to PP.


Over at Cars Land, it was still busy but not super busy.


Now I was at PP and see if instant Concert show is over or not.




The Instant Concert show was already over at PP, so I had to come back later in the afternoon to see the show. While I was around PP, I decided to get a few pics while I was in the area.


Also I saw my favorite spot to see WoC at night. As for the people who don’t know the secret spot in the blue section right at the green fire hydrant. For the last two years, this is my prime spot to see WoC. The good thing about this spot is that you don’t have to wait a long time to get a spot and you can exit PP faster than being up front. I like this spot is that I can videotape WoC and get much of it as possible and I won’t get my cameras wet. I knew that I was going to get this spot at night unless someone knows this spot really well and would wait as long as 1+ hour just for it. I have gotten this spot almost all the time with about 30 to hour wait time. It does seem long just for this spot, but I really like this spot the best since I haven’t done the yellow and dining area in a long time. I might do the dining package in November when my DA and I eat at the Carthay Circle Restaurant for dinner.

That reminds me that I need to make a reservation at the CCR 60 days in advance so it looks like that I will have to call it in about 10 days. I can’t wait to eat at the CCR on my next DL trip.





A look at MFWoT or MFWoD


While I was in the area, I got pictures of the flowers around the viewing area as well as the light tower.










That’s it for this post and I will have the next update tomorrow of what I did that day at DCA.


Bret -

I took the post that you said was a double post and merged it with the one just before it.

Very nice photos! I always love seeing colorful flowers.
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Oooh. That Red Car News Boys show looks like a lot of fun. Nice pics of the flowers.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:50 PM   #2343
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Hi Bret,
I just love your photos of the newsboy show with Mickey. They are just great with the cable car!

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Old 09-09-2012, 05:44 PM   #2344
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Bret -

I took the post that you said was a double post and merged it with the one just before it.

Very nice photos! I always love seeing colorful flowers.
Thank you Sherry


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Oooh. That Red Car News Boys show looks like a lot of fun. Nice pics of the flowers.

Thanks for sharing.
The Red Car News Boys show is a nice show while you are in BVS. It is very neat that they use the Red Car Trolley as part of the show.

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I just love your photos of the newsboy show with Mickey. They are just great with the cable car!

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Glad you like the photos from Red Car News Boys show TK. It would have been nice if I videotaped the show, but pictures was the next best thing.

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Old 09-09-2012, 05:48 PM   #2345
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Day 2 – August 14, 2012– Part 16

Day 2 – August 14, 2012– Part 16

I left off at PP after finding out that Instant Concert at PP was over. So I had to come back later during the day to watch Instant Concert. A while ago I watch Red Car News Boys at BVS. Now that Instant Concert won’t be until 3pm, I had some time to kill until it was time to head on back to PP to see Instant Concert. I did get some pictures of the flowers around PP which Deej likes to see all the time. Let’s get back to the TR.

After finding out that Instant Concert wasn’t until later during the day, I decided to head on back to BVS and ride the Red Car Trolley since I haven’t rode it all day today. I can’t believe I haven’t ridden it for two days now and it would be a good opportunity to ride the Red Car Trolley while I was in DCA. So I head on back to BVS.



Flower around the light tower


While I was walking down back to BVS, there was some tape on the side of the path, I would assume that this tape was for the parade route where the people can be in that area.




Now back at BVS. I was thinking of riding the Red Car Trolley at the front of BVS, but I decided to get on it at the Carthay Circle Theater.


The red Car Trolley was right by the information center and I decided to get on it while I am in the area.




I just made it in time and now I finally get to ride the Red Car Trolley. This was one of my goals during this trip which I was excited to ride it. I didn’t get to ride it during the preview on June since they were not running them during the preview. This time I get to ride it which was exciting.

Unfortunately the Red Car Trolley was heading on back to the front of BVS instead of going towards Hollywood Land. But I decided to ride it that day. I was thinking of re-boarding the Red Car Trolley and head on over to Hollywood Land at the Tower of Terror area.

Here are some pics inside the Red Car Trolley






Heading on over to the main entrance of BVS in the Red Car Trolley




I got off the Red Car Trolley and was back at the front entrance of BVS. At first, I thought about riding it towards Hollywood Land, but I change my plans and decided to go back to DL and go on some rides that I didn’t do during the trip.

The Red Car Trolley at the front entrance of BVS




I had to get a few more pics of the flowers while I was around the area


A look down towards BVS and you can see the dedication plaque


After taking some pictures around BVS, I head on out of DCA and now over to DL. But first I had to go through the esplanade and back over to DL. The turnstiles at DL wasn’t as bad a while ago when I was with my DB and V. So I head on over to DL.


Some flowers right by the turnstile entrance to DL which is right at the monorail column


Now I’m back in DL and now off to the MS station to ride the DLRR. I always have to ride the DLRR which is one of my favorite rides at DL.


It was only 1:30pm that day which I had some time until it was time to head on back to DCA


MS wasn’t as busy since it wasn’t time for Mickey’s Soundsational Parade which started at 4pm. But there were some people in line for the characters around GMwML and the Disney Showcase store. The Horse-drawn Street Car just pulled into Town Square.


Now heading up to the MS station


A few pictures of the MS station while I was waiting for the next train.






That’s it for this post at the MS station and I will have more from the DLRR and where I will get off next which you will have to find out on the next update.
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I love all the different modes of transportation at Disney. Thanks for posting the pictures from the inside of the trolley. What a beautiful day and great pictures!

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Great pics of the trolley.

We have 'trams' in Melbourne and the old style trams are very similar to the trolley. But the driver has his own compartment that is blocked off from the riding public....security reasons. The old style trams are now a tourist attraction and are free of charge. Surprisingly, their livery colours are also red, albeit a darker red!


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I love the red trolley. What are they singing about. The pictures are wonderful.
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I love all the different modes of transportation at Disney. Thanks for posting the pictures from the inside of the trolley. What a beautiful day and great pictures!

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Disney is really good with all the different modes of transportation at the Disney parks from the Railroad, Monorail, Boats, vehicles, boats, etc. It was really nice to ride the Red Car Trolley during my trip last month. After leaving the DLR, I should have rode the Red Car Trolley all the way towards Hollywood Land. Now on my next trip, that is a must do for me to ride the Red Car Trolley all the way.

The day was nice and warm. It must have been in the 80s that time. Thank you TK.


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Great pics of the trolley.

We have 'trams' in Melbourne and the old style trams are very similar to the trolley. But the driver has his own compartment that is blocked off from the riding public....security reasons. The old style trams are now a tourist attraction and are free of charge. Surprisingly, their livery colours are also red, albeit a darker red!


Thanks for sharing.
Thank you PiO.

I would say that I will like to ride the tram in Melbourne.


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I love the red trolley. What are they singing about. The pictures are wonderful.
The Red Car Trolley is very nice to ride in. I regret that I didn't ride it all the way towards Hollywood Land. But i will ride it in November. They were singing tales of arriving to the west coast more of a man with suitcase and a dream just like Walt Disney. They have those shows on youtube if you want to check it out.

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Day 2 – August 14, 2012– Part 17

Day 2 – August 14, 2012– Part 17

I left off at the MS station getting to ride the DLRR. Every time I come to DL or MK at WDW, I always have to ride the railroad. I am guy who like the trains when I was a little kid and still love the railroads at both parks.

I head on over to the right hand side of the station where the steam engine is at the station is the closest. While I was waiting for the DLRR to approach the MS station, I got a few pictures while waiting of the train.

A light fixture at MS station


Monorail Orange passing through the esplanade


Finally the train arrived and it was the Ward Kimball engine #5 with the excursion car set.




I boarded the excursion car set and I got a few pictures of the car while I was sitting.


I did get another light fixture while I was in the excursion car which people do forget about.


So I rode the DLRR all the way towards NOS station. But I decided not to exit the train and get off at the station. So I just stayed on board and head on over to the next station which is Mickey’s Toon Town Depot.

A few pictures from the NOS station on the other side of the tracks






Another light fixture at NOS


When we left NOS station we passed through CC which wasn’t that crowded that day. But there was a long line for Splash Mountain.


A look the loading station at “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”


I rode the DLRR all the way to MTT depot and I decided to ride the train all the way towards Tomorrowland to ride a specific ride that I always go on. For people that have read my previous TR, I think you know what ride I will be doing next. But I will get to that later on.

Another light fixture at the MTT Depot station


Now leaving MTT Depot and heading on over to Tomorrowland station. On the way over to TL, I got a few more pics of MTT as you can see through the entrance.




Passing by IASW


I was at the TL station and decided to get off the DLRR and head on over to my favorite ride which is the monorail for the people that don’t know about me. I like to ride the monorail which is my favorite ride at DL or WDW. I always like to ride the monorail to look at BVS during the construction. Now that it is over, I still go on the monorail to see all the different things at the DLR.

So I head on over to the TL Monorail station


Just passing by Autopia which is close to the entrance of the TL RR station




Now I am at the TL Monorail entrance and about to ride the monorail. Over at the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage the wait time was around 40 minutes which is a long wait, but the FNSV is a slow loading ride so it does take a while to get on the submarines.


Walking up towards the TL station and you can see the FNSV loading dock as well as a nice view of the Matterhorn. I also saw that Monorail Blue or Mandy they call it with the face at the front cabin. So I had to walk a little faster to get on Monorail Blue.






I just got to the TL station as when Monorail Blue pulled up to the station. So I was going to make it on the monorail.


That’s it for this post and I will have pictures from the monorail on the next post.
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I love that you always take the trouble to grab shots of all the tranportation at the parks. And its nice to see them all grouped like this in the one post. Thanks for sharing.
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I love that you always take the trouble to grab shots of all the tranportation at the parks. And its nice to see them all grouped like this in the one post. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you PiO. There is something about the transportation at the Disney parks which makes them so special.


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Day 2 – August 14, 2012– Part 18

Day 2 – August 14, 2012– Part 18

I left off by entering the Tomorrowland Monorail station where Monorail Blue or other people would call it “Mandy” with the Cars theme face on the front cabin. The monorails that were running that day were Monorail Blue and Mono rail Orange. This is the ride that I have to do every time no matter what when I am at DL. I rode the monorail at least one time during my vacations at DL when it was running.

I boarded Monorail Blue at the end at car 5 which is all the way back. I mostly try to get in the cabin or the back cabin of the monorail, but with no other group members I decided to ride in the regular car. I was in the back with a few people which was nice that it wasn’t that crowded. I would prefer to have it by myself but It was okay to be with other people.

Now heading on over to the Downtown Disney Monorail station and back to the Tomorrowland station. Here are some pics from the Monorail Blue.


Passing through Hojo


Now entering DCA where it was semi busy that day around Hollywood Land








Now passing through Buena Vista Street on Monorail Blue. The last time I seen BVS from the monorail is when it was during the preview which there were walls that prevented the guests from passing through BVS and the stores. Talk about a big difference from a few months ago when it was closed off now it looks very nice with the people walking through the streets.




Passing through Condor Flats




Approaching the DTD station


Monorail Blue approached the DTD station and there were quite a number of people that were at the station to head on over to DL. I decided to stay on board Monorail Blue so I can get back to DL. I thought about getting off at DTD and take some pictures around the area, but then I head to walk through security check point with my bag and I didn’t want to do that so I just stayed on board. I was going to stay on the monorail anyway so I can get some pics of DL.

Monorail Blue left the DTD station and heading on back to DL. More pictures from Monorail Blue heading on back to Tomorrowland.






Now approaching Tomorrowland and Monorail Orange was still at the TL Monorail station




A look at Matterhorn Mountain from the monorail. You can see a mountain climber on top of the Matterhorn which is so nice to see.






Now approaching the TL Monorail station


I exited the monorail since we have to exit from TL. You can always ride the monorail round trip from the TL station and back. But when you are coming from DTD, you have to exit from the TL station no matter what.


Another look at the FNSV and the Matterhorn


The seagulls still on the buoy at the FNSV lagoon


I got a few more pics of the Matterhorn while I was in the area.




After looking at the Matterhorn, I looked on my phone and see that it was around 2:05pm and I thought it was almost time to head on back to DCA and see Instant Concert at PP. So I am now heading on out of DL and over to DCA.

That’s it for this post and I will have more that day and what will be next.
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The Monorail reminds me of a whale! The angle of the Monorail that you captured makes it look to me like a whale's head is coming down the track.



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Another look at the FNSV and the Matterhorn

I really like this picture ^^ a lot. It's composed very nicely, with the Matterhorn, Nemo Subs, some trees to add a bit of greenery, the water, etc. It's great!
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The Monorail reminds me of a whale! The angle of the Monorail that you captured makes it look to me like a whale's head is coming down the track.





I really like this picture ^^ a lot. It's composed very nicely, with the Matterhorn, Nemo Subs, some trees to add a bit of greenery, the water, etc. It's great!
I was going to say the same thing that the front and back side of the monorails looked like a whales head coming down the track.

Glad that you like that picture of the Matterhorn and the FNSV.


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