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Old 12-07-2012, 05:11 PM   #31
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I've never traveled with non-Disney obsessed friends/family but I can understand how frustrating something like that can be. Wasting time is so annoying, when you know how close you are to the magic. Too bad you couldn't just leave them behind
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:09 AM   #32
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I've never traveled with non-Disney obsessed friends/family but I can understand how frustrating something like that can be. Wasting time is so annoying, when you know how close you are to the magic. Too bad you couldn't just leave them behind
It was so frustrating. I just wanted to strangle one of them like every second of the trip. They should be happy no one got hurt.
All I wanted to do was get on the ME and go to our resort, but NO! "The other people" had to get their luggage, and go to the ME desk. And you know if we left them they would have no clue what to do.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:54 AM   #33
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FINALLY getting to SSR!

We waited for about 15 minutes to get on a motor coach. Not a bus. A motor coach. Get it right people!

“The other people (minus one)” got on a motor coach before us. Meh.
Seth was carrying Troy to the motor coach because he fell asleep. I think they said he woke up about halfway. Then Jackie told Troy that she was going to take a nap, so he needed to wake her up when they got there. Yeah, because that’s his responsibility.

FINALLY, we got on the Magical Express and got the front! GOOD PICTURE OF THE GATE, yes!

We have the front on the ME!

Pretty soon, we were OFF!

Then the video came on and I tried to hold the tears in when they showed the part where all of the parents are surprising their kids with a trip to Disney. TEARS. Oh my god, how can you NOT cry when they show that?! Gets me every time.

Then all of a sudden, THIS appeared in front of my very eyes.

Honey, I’M HOME!

*dies*

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Our stop was second. First was Old Key West.

Christmas decorations at the entrance to Saratoga…and my hand that is going to crush the deer.


We pulled up to the Magical Express stop, and we got off, of course.

I basically sprinted into the Carriage House…not without taking pictures though!


My two favorite words: WELCOME HOME!!!!


We walked through the doors, and headed to the Online Check-In desk. Because, really. Why WOULDN’T we do online check in?! We aren’t “the other people” for cryin’ out loud!

I thought the lobby was really beautiful decked out in all of the decorations.




So pretty!


The CM that checked us in said that our room was ready (!!!) and that we would be in The Springs, aka one of the closest buildings to the Carriage House. Lazy person + far away building = no me gusta. Lazy person + close building = ME GUSTA!

I was happy to say the least.

Before we headed to our room, we went to Artist’s Palette to get a quick bite because we were starving.

If you didn’t know, the quick service is attached to the gift shop, and the gift shop is on your right when you go in. So that means we saw all the Christmas merch. I didn’t freak out at all…

We just went to the little bakery and grabbed something.

There were many tables open so we sat at one by the windows.

DISNEY FOOD.

I was excited, because let’s be real, “normal” food is nasty.

I had a sugar cookie with Mickey sprinkles. It was so soft and delicious!


Mum had a cinnamon roll and a tea.


And Mimi had some kind of cheese pastry thing.


I love the chandeliers in there.


After we finished up, we headed over to our building. We just had to walk down this little pathway, crossed the street without getting hit by any Disney buses, and our building was right there. And even better, we were right next to the bus stop. CHA CHING!

Our room was on the THIRD FLOOR so we had to walk up the (what seemed like) 500 steps. That was so not cool after a long day at the park. At all.

I got up to our room first, because I am young and awesome. Mum and Mimi, not so much.

We were in room 4347, which was right next to the stairs.

We had a refurbed room. Last August we stayed at SSR, our room looked different. I definitely like the refurbed room better.



I was in LOVE with the pillows. I kind of wanted to steal the Maximus one…




Our Mickey towel anima! I wish I had someone to make me one of those everyday for my bed. Maybe Mum will start doing that for moi.


We already started to make a disaster out of the room.


Our powerful toilet and our shower. Seriously, those toilets are awesome.


Our mini kitchen.


Our porch.




This was our view. It was awesome! I loved it. Except I don’t love those off property—kills me to say those words—hotels.




I also noticed on our bed that there were some details of the Fox and the Hound on it. I thought that was really cute, but what the crap does it have to do with horses?!


Then, it was time for STACEY!!!!!!!

Who, by the way, follows me on Instagram because I am just so cool and all.

I sat on the bed in front of the TV and I was memorized. Stacey, how I love thee.

I introduced Stacey to Mimi and she liked her, but for not very long. Don’t even get me started on that.

My grandmother on Stacy: "Oh, she's cute!"

Yes, that’s what she thought of her!

Then, all of a sudden, the new parts came on.

NEW FANTASYLAND ON MUST DO DISNEY

The fact that Stacey was in New Fantasyland made me jump up and down and scream. I was like “MUM GET YOUR BOTTOM IN HERE!” when it came on. (She was in front of the mirror fixing “the hair”).
Seriously, the new parts are awesome. I mean, when Stacey goes up to one of the gargoyles at Be Our Guest and says “Looks like he needs a pedicure!” *dies*

While we were in our room, our bags came. I was very happy because all of my pins were in there that I needed to trade!

Pretty soon, we headed down to the bus stop.

Ohmygod, the weather is GORGEOUS!

Seriously, it was awesome.

We got to the bus stop and waited FOREVER for a bus. Every single bus came except ours. Love when that happens.

FINALLY, one came after about 20 minutes and we got on and found a seat.

Heading to Hollywood Studios!

Let the fun begin!

NOT.

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:22 PM   #34
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You totally had the mirror image of our studio. We had the one directly across the pond from you. And then the rest of the time, we were right down the hall from you ......LOL. Sooo close.

So you talked about the stairs. And how many there were. You know there was an elevator, right ?? Just checkin'.

It is funny how you said the weather was so nice. Because us southern wussies thought it was kinda chilly that week. But it was always nice and sunny. We really did have nice weather. My DD wanted to swim more and we thought it was too cold for swimming.

I really liked staying in the Springs. Everyone else says they like Congress Park better because it has a nice view of DTD. But I liked being close to Artist Palate and the front desk. Oh, and the bus stop. It was lame being the last stop to be dropped off when you got back from the parks though. I had to listen to DH moan about that a couple of times - sigh.

I think it is hilarious how you talk about your mother and "the hair". Tell her I think it always looks nice though. Very blond and pretty.

Looking forward to reading more !!
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You totally had the mirror image of our studio. We had the one directly across the pond from you. And then the rest of the time, we were right down the hall from you ......LOL. Sooo close.

So you talked about the stairs. And how many there were. You know there was an elevator, right ?? Just checkin'.

It is funny how you said the weather was so nice. Because us southern wussies thought it was kinda chilly that week. But it was always nice and sunny. We really did have nice weather. My DD wanted to swim more and we thought it was too cold for swimming.

I really liked staying in the Springs. Everyone else says they like Congress Park better because it has a nice view of DTD. But I liked being close to Artist Palate and the front desk. Oh, and the bus stop. It was lame being the last stop to be dropped off when you got back from the parks though. I had to listen to DH moan about that a couple of times - sigh.

I think it is hilarious how you talk about your mother and "the hair". Tell her I think it always looks nice though. Very blond and pretty.

Looking forward to reading more !!
That is ridiculous! I can’t believe that!
Yeah, we had no clue where the elevator was. I think we should’ve looked for it.
When it is in the 20s here, we thought 60s-70s was so warm compared to what we have!
I loved The Springs! Yeah, I mean, Congress Park does have a better view of DTD, but, I wouldn’t want to walk five million miles to get to the Carriage House. Last time we stayed at SSR we were pretty close, in The Grandstand, I believe.
But, being the last stop was not the greatest. I didn’t think we would be since we were so close to the entrance.
I will tell her!
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A whole chapter of ranting. You're welcome.

This should be one of the best updates ever. Seriously.

And yes, there will be a lot of ranting.

I’m warning you.

So, once we got to Hollywood, we admired the Christmas tree and headed through the turnstiles.




Once we got in, we headed down Hollywood Blvd. and headed straight to the hat because we were SUPPOSED to meet “the other people (minus one)” there. We sent them a text saying to meet us at the hat. We told them we were having dinner that night at HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS (to me it’s MGM, though).

Anyways, here are some pictures while I get my anger out (yes, still).


As you can see, the crowds weren’t too bad that day.


Disney has the BEST window displays.

(they were supposed to be Rockettes!)

We checked the wait times, and everything was pretty long, of course.



Oh look. It’s the HAT!


So we went inside the pin shop and they had a GIANT pin board. I got a doombuggy license plate pin there.

We browsed at the pins for a few moments and then Mimi called Seth to see if they got to HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS yet.

These were the first words out of her mouth:
“You’re in line for what? Its a small world?”

I almost died right in the middle of the hat. Seriously, I almost wanted to start smashing my head against something. I needed one of those stress balls to squeeze…actually, I would just probably throw it at someone and then the Disney police would be after me, but whatevs.

I just wanted to scream. THEY WERE AT THE WRONG PARK. We texted them, told them, AND gave them a whole itinerary where we were eating on what days and what parks or resorts the restaurants were at. Do you think they looked at the 10000000 papers we gave them?!?!?!? THAT WOULD BE A NO.

I was furious. I told Mimi to hand me the phone (which was probably not the best choice) and talked to Seth.
He said that Troy wanted to meet Mickey so they went “to the park.” Oh, yeah, THAT HELPS BECAUSE THERE ARE FOUR CRAPPIN’ PARKS! And oh by the way, THE MOUSE IS AT ALL FOUR OF THEM!!!!!

Seth said that Troy wanted to go on some rides so they brought him on its a small world.

I told him they needed to get their butts over to Hollywood Studios ASAP so we could make it to dinner. I told him they would need an hour, just in case, for transportation. Then he asked “Oh, could we take the monorail over there? Troy really wants to go on the monorail.”

*facepalm*

I wanted to scream at him. Or at Jackie. JUST AT SOMEONE. I was about to lose it.

I told him that NOOOOOO you can’t take the MONORAIL to HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS and I told him they needed to take a bus.

Then the best thing that could’ve possibly happened, happened.

I lost him.

The phone went dead.

I quickly called back.

No answer.

Awesome.

I already couldn’t take it. I just wanted everything to work out. That didn’t happen. We just got to the park and EVERYTHING was going wrong. Half of our party was at the wrong park and we had no clue if they were coming to dinner.

We were off to a great start, as you can see.

Since they didn’t answer, I sent both of them a text saying that they needed to take a bus over to the right park. If they didn’t want to, then they needed to let us know ASAP because we NEEDED to know.

oh my dear god...

I didn’t know what to say at that point. I could tell that Mum was furious and Mimi was pretty mad at them.

To just get everything off of our minds, we headed to the Great Movie Ride, which was pretty much a walk on.

Anyone see the hidden Minnie? Anyone?


Our guide, Jennifer, was super annoying. Just like some “other people” I know…



“Chim chimney, chim chimney, chim chim cher-oo!”


Then we got stuck in Munchkin Land for like 5 minutes. Just another thing to make me lose my mind! AWESOME!


“Oh Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore…”


After our great ride through the movies—and by the way, we did get the Gangster scene ONCE AGAIN! —we headed towards Muppet Vision to have some laughs.

And before I go on, they didn’t write back yet.

Oh, Walt ♥


Before going to the Muppets, we checked out the Writer’s Stop because we had never been in there before.

I loved it in there. I thought it was very cozy and I mean, they have food, so what’s better than that?!

“It’s time to play the music. It’s time to light the lights. It’s time to meet the muppets on the Muppet show tonight! Doo doo doo doo!”


I showed Mimi the key under the mat. She didn’t seem that impressed or anything.

I hate people like that.

We got into the pre-show area and I admired all of the awesome details everywhere. Take a chance to check some of them out!


As always, it was a great show, and like always, I couldn’t see a thing. Since I have 3D “issues.” I am so weird.

While we were in the show, Mum’s phone started buzzing. IT WAS A TEXT.

Thank the lords up above because it was Jackie saying that they were coming.

No, we weren’t happy still. Why you ask? Because of the text she sent us.

“Cool your jets!!!!!!!! We’re coming!”

COOL YOUR JETS?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Are you kidding moi?! Yes we sent you like five texts wondering if you were coming, but it was all YOUR fault, you idiots! You were the ones that were at the wrong park and then you don’t text us back for an entire HOUR!!! So, you cool YOUR jets! How RUDE of you to say that to us, since we are VIPs and we are the ones who planned this whole entire trip when you did NOTHING! LOSERS!!!!

We went through SO much trouble to get the ADR we did for Thanksgiving and they didn’t even think it was a big deal at all. We checked WDW.com for MONTHS to get this ADR and now we were worried sick because we didn’t think we were going to be able to get in because half of our party was AT THE WRONG PARK. They thought it was going to be fine that they were late!

I am done now.

I’m sorry.

Had to get that off my chest.

BUT STILL!!!! Why the crap would you write back to us AFTER AN HOUR and say “Cool your jets!!!!!”

*takes a deep breath*

SOOOOOOOO, after we got out of Muppet Vision 3-DDDD, we looked around in the Studio One Shop for only a few minutes.


Then it was 10 minutes before our ADR time. We had to go over and check in. I lead the way over to Echo Lake.

Up next: Would our dinner be fine? Would I be fine? WOULD WE EVEN GET AN APOLOGY?!
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OK. I would have dumped them then and there. Seriously. It was obvious that they wanted to do their own thing. I would have just let them and then enjoyed the rest of my trip without them. At least .... that is what I think now. Thanks for reminding me to never travel with MY family. Because I could totally see that happening with some people in my family. It is hard to travel in a big group. Especially when one of them is completely inconsiderate ....
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"Then the video came on and I tried to hold the tears in when they showed the part where all of the parents are surprising their kids with a trip to Disney. TEARS. Oh my god, how can you NOT cry when they show that?! Gets me every time."

OMG my thoughts exactly. At every Disney Commercial.

That cookie looks delish...I want one..

I love the horse and jockey silhouette on the door number sign
AND OMG MAXIMUS!!!

The view is beautiful
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First, forgive me for multiple replies. Going chapter by chapter..and you know...I need post points


"THE MOUSE IS AT ALL FOUR OF THEM!!!!!"
I can't. That is exactly what went through me head...but at the same time I couldn't believe it..

"I showed Mimi the key under the mat. She didn’t seem that impressed or anything. I hate people like that." That. Gets me SO AGGRAVATED!!!! UGH like my group of other people like were not impressed AT ALL at the GV at OKW. It's like...do you not realize you are in A HOUSE?!? not a hotel ROOM!?


“Cool your jets!!!!!!!! We’re coming!” =
how about we try paying attention, and being responsible AND aware of other people's plans? hmmmm


omg I forgot I was reading this chapter that took place on Thanksgiving... I can't imagine a Disney ADR ON thanksgiving was easy to get...and keeping said reservation...for Thanksgiving dinner...kinda important..

HELLO PEOPLE THANKSGIVING DINNER IS KINDA IMPORTANT


actually, everyday dinner is important but you know
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OK. I would have dumped them then and there. Seriously. It was obvious that they wanted to do their own thing. I would have just let them and then enjoyed the rest of my trip without them. At least .... that is what I think now. Thanks for reminding me to never travel with MY family. Because I could totally see that happening with some people in my family. It is hard to travel in a big group. Especially when one of them is completely inconsiderate ....
I wish we could have done that. Since they hadn’t been to the parks in 20+ years, they were pretty much relying on Mum and I to bring them around everywhere and do everything for them. I just wish Mum and I could’ve gone off and done our own thing. That would have been soooooooo nice.

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"Then the video came on and I tried to hold the tears in when they showed the part where all of the parents are surprising their kids with a trip to Disney. TEARS. Oh my god, how can you NOT cry when they show that?! Gets me every time."

OMG my thoughts exactly. At every Disney Commercial.

When any Disney commercial comes on, I just want to go into a corner and cry. But at the same time, I love em.

That cookie looks delish...I want one..

It was so yummy!

I love the horse and jockey silhouette on the door number sign
AND OMG MAXIMUS!!!

I really wanted to steal the Maximus pillow. People must do it often because there was a little sign in our room that said that if you steal anything, your KTTW card will be charged.

The view is beautiful
I loved our view ♥

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First, forgive me for multiple replies. Going chapter by chapter..and you know...I need post points

Nah, don’t worry about it! And well YEAH, you needed more posts to put your TR up!

"THE MOUSE IS AT ALL FOUR OF THEM!!!!!"
I can't. That is exactly what went through my head...but at the same time I couldn't believe it..

They thought he was just going to be at “the park” and not anywhere else. HE IS AT THE ANIMATION BUILDING YOU LOSERS!

"I showed Mimi the key under the mat. She didn’t seem that impressed or anything. I hate people like that." That. Gets me SO AGGRAVATED!!!! UGH like my group of other people like were not impressed AT ALL at the GV at OKW. It's like...do you not realize you are in A HOUSE?!? not a hotel ROOM!?

THEY WEREN’T?!?! Your “other people” are messed up. A lot.

“Cool your jets!!!!!!!! We’re coming!” =
how about we try paying attention, and being responsible AND aware of other people's plans? Hmmmm

EXACTLY.

omg I forgot I was reading this chapter that took place on Thanksgiving... I can't imagine a Disney ADR ON thanksgiving was easy to get...and keeping said reservation...for Thanksgiving dinner...kinda important..

HELLO PEOPLE THANKSGIVING DINNER IS KINDA IMPORTANT


actually, everyday dinner is important but you know
We looked for SIX MONTHS for a reservation for Thanksgiving and “the other people” didn’t understand how IMPORTANT it was. AT ALL. Yes Thanksgiving dinner is important, and so is every other meal, because let’s be real. It includes food and food is awesome and they don't realize that, just like don't realize ANYTHING ELSE!!!
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Before we start, I just wanted to say y'all should go by Lifehouse's newest album, Almeria, that came out today because it is amazing. I know that has nothing to do with Disney, but this is moi's TR so I can write anything I want. So get the album on your iPod, or whatever.

And now let's get to the drama!

We are finally able to have our Thanksgiving dinner

So, we got to the 50s Prime Time Café and checked in.


We told the CM that 3 people were on their way because they were at the wrong park. She gave us a weird look and I was like I KNOW LADY!
She said that since our whole party wasn't there yet, we couldnt be seated. Didnt see that coming...
She said that our ADR would be fine and that we wouldn't lose it because they werent there. THANK YOU DISNEY GODS.

We waited around in the living room and basically gossiped about the other people (minus one) the whole time. We were all just so mad.

They had a cute little retro Christmas tree in the living room. I loved it.






I waited outside for the losers. CMs were doing hoola hoop outside. I wanted to join in, but I just wasnt in the mood. Instead, I wrote in my trip journal about how much fun we were having...

I finished writing. Still waiting. Went online thanks to the wonderful and FREE wifi.

It was almost 5:50.

I saw them walking up and I tried not to flip out. I just wanted to punch one of them in the face, but I would've gotten arrested so I tried to control my fists.

I said hello, well tried to at least. Troy had his own pair of mouse ears on, that he got at the wrong park.

And guess what?! THEY DIDN'T APOLIGIZE. Didnt see that coming...

I went inside and checked us in. At first the CM almost couldnt find our ADR. If they didn't, I would have killed someone, and by someone I mean Seth or Jackie. But, they found it, so Mom's living room didn't end up with blood all over it. Too bad, really.

We all sat down and I could barely look at them. I just kept glancing over at Mum and gave her a look. Meanwhile, Mimi was talking to Jackie like nothing ever happened. I was like WHAT THE CRAP?! Mimi acted like they were BFFs and she was never mad at her. I was fuming! She was saying all these nasty things about her and now, it was like they hadn't seen each other in five years or something.

Then Mum and I had to take care of Troy because everyone else went up to the bar.

They just got there and the drinking already started. Its not like they have a 3 year old or anything!

They asked Mum if she wanted a drink, but she refused and just continued to glare at me.

I am SO not used to being around drinking at all. Mum drinks once in a blue moon, and when I say drinks, I mean has like a bottle of Mike's lemonade and that's that like every two months. Its just not her. And I mean, she doesnt really like to anyways in a place like Disney, especially with me. Since I am not used to it, I did not feel comfortable with everyone else going up to the bar RIGHT when we stepped foot in the door.

Then "the other people" all complained about how awful the bartender was, BLAH BLAH BLAH. I couldnt take it much longer.

I just have to say one thing. They weren't there for Disney. When its just Mum and I, its totally different, for MANY reasons, of course, but we just get Disney. I mean, the week before we left, Jackie was asking about alcohol at the parks. I told her Magic Kingdom only has it at Be Our Guest, which in my opinion is NOT cool (foreshadowing), but Im glad it hasnt turned into another World Showcase with drunk people walking around, but thats another story for later.
Jackie was upset when I told her they dont serve alcohol anywhere in the most magical of kingdoms except in Be Our Guest, and I was telling her how I don't approve of that. She asked why and I said they aren't following Walt's legacy. She said "Meg, the man's DEAD!!'" I was hurt by that. I know that sounds a little ridiculous, but when you are a Disney freak like me, you get hurt by rude comments about Disney, ESPECIALLY Walt.
I knew all she cared about was getting away, sleeping in, and drinking. And this was only the start of it that night at the 50s...

Anyways...

We FINALLY got called at almost 6:30. I wonder why...

We sat down and I was just beyond annoyed with everyone, except Mum and Troy. Mum did nothing wrong and I can't really blame Troy for anything.
Seth and Jackie kept asking what was wrong and I just said nothing. I didnt even want to talk to them.

Our waitress came over very quickly and her name was Jenn. I thought she was so incredibly awesome and definitely made the experience a lot of fun and lightened up the mood. Sometimes, the server we get at the 50s is so not fun, but Jenn was NOT like that.
Mimi said she looked like Kelly Ripa. She didn't, actually.

We ordered our drinks and I had to get it. I HAD to. I heard so many amazing reviews about it and it was officially time.

The pb&j shake is heavenly oh my god.
THATS RIGHT!

I know it sounds nasty, but trust me y'all. IT WAS AWESOME. Like, I would just make an ADR for the pb&j shake and to sit and cry in front of one of the TVs when my hero comes on and does his Disneyland dedication.

LOOK AT THAT YUMMYNESS. (yes, yummyness is a real word, duh)


And then right after I got it, I spilled some all over the table. Seth and Jackie were yelling at me "NICE GOIN MEG!" Once again, I was trying to hold my fists against my sides.

Since it was Thanksgiving, they had a turkey dinner you could get. I didn't want to be traditional and I got the meatloaf, which came with mashed potatoes, green beans, and carrots.

As you can see, it had a lot of gravy on it, and that was the only thing I didn't like about it. Other than that, it was delicious! I hate the whole thing in like two minutes because I am a hungry hungry hippo.

Everyone else went with the turkey dinner, except Troy who got mac & cheese.

Im sure yall dont need to see 4 pictures of the same thing, so I only took a picture of Mums meal.

She said it was delicious! She was craving turkey that dayI wonder why that isand was so happy to hear that you could get it that night.

I was the first one done with my food. When Jenn came over, she was like "WOW! You licked it clean!" So she showed it to all of our cousins from New Jersey and said "Look at those tongue marks!" Why thank ya, Jenn!

So during our meal, Mimi went to use the bathroom. She didn't ask to be excused, so Jenn brought out a special dessert for her, that looked incredibly delicious. I hope you can see the sarcasm there.

Here it was!

Yes, that is green beans and carrots with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry on top. My FAVORITE! I have that after dinner every night.

Once Mimi came back, she FLIPPED out. She was like "WHAT is this?!"

So she put her napkin over it and Mum wrote on it RIP for some reason, in ketchup. She LOVES writing in ketchup. Weirdo.


Jenn came over with some other waiters and said "What is going on?!" One of them said that we were boozin it up (well not me or Mum, of course). Well yes, that would be right, since they all had two more drinks. Oh I didn't tell you guys that? TOTALLY FORGOT! Yes, they all ordered another one RIGHT when we sat down and then THREE of the $10 light up drinks. Jackie pretty much got drunk. I'm not kidding.

Now let's get on to Mum and my desserts!

I got the s'mores which was oh so yummay! The marshmallows were toasted perfectly. I wish I would've finished it but I was just so ridiculously full.


Mum got the apple crisp, which I believe was a special that night.

I didn't write down what she thought of it. Good trip notes I have, I know.

And a few more things about our meal:

Jenn kept calling Troy Chip.

Grammy had to show one of our cousins from New Jersey where the bathroom was since she knew after NOT asking to be excused.

Mum and I had to do the dishes. We had to bring our plates right outside the kitchen and then Jenn brought them in for us, since we cant go into Mom's kitchen!

Jackie got the airplane because she wouldnt eat her carrots. PAYBACK!!!!

And that is pretty much it for the 50s...

I definitely think the 50s was a great place for Thanksgiving and I am so happy that we got an ADR there. A TON of people were going up without ADRs that night. Those would be the non-Disney freaks, or should I say "the other people."

I definitely think our dinner lightened up the mood a little bit. I laughed throughout the whole meal, which was great because I hadnt done that the whole day.

50s Prime Time Café
Food: The food was delicious! A great homemade meal! 5/5
Atmosphere: The atmosphere is so amazing and it makes you feel like you are in Mom's kitchen, especially with people getting yelled at and being put into the corner. 5/5
Service: Like I have said, Jenn was our server and she was the best waitress we have ever had at the 50s! She was just awesome and really got into her character. 5/5

Overall, it was a great meal, except all of the drinking and all of the drama before, but I think I have ranted enough about that.

After we paid, we headed outside and onto Hollywood Blvd. because Seth wanted a jacket.


I forget what store we went into, but I loved a lot of the stuff they had.

There are so many awesome shirts that I want.

Disney makes me broke, seriously.

After Seth got a jacket, they all wanted to go on the Great Movie Ride. It's a great ride and all, but I was just not in the mood, especially since we just went on it that afternoon.

So Mum and I went off and looked in some stores, which was very nice!

We went into the Christmas store and I was just overwhelmed with all of the Christmas merchandise. I WANTED IT ALL.

They had some awesome decorations in there too.


We went through all of the stores and we didn't know what to do next. We needed to stay in the area, because let's be real, "the other people" didn't know where a thing was in the park. Scratch that. They didn't know where ANYTHING was.

So Mum and I sat on the steps of the Hat. I basically vented to her the whole time and I started crying. I didn't want to be crying, but I had to let it out. I was having such a horrible time and I just wanted to go home, which is pretty sad considering where we were.

Never again will we do a family vacation...

I tweeted Meg (my twin, no actually leopardmickeyears on here, who has a new TR, that you ALL should read!) about the wonderful time we were having. She thankfully understood!

Mum and I were busy gossiping about the other people when I saw Seth walking up to us. We shut our mouths and then asked about the ride. They said they enjoyed it except Troy was scared during Aliens. Saw that coming.

All I wanted to do was see the Osborne Lights next, but other people didnt at that moment.

I just want to go see the Osborne Lights. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?!

Oh, what fun we were having!

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What a stressful first day! I would have been upset too with family that can't follow instructions (went through that on our big family trip in 1997) and it definitely is hard to smile when you feel so upset. But I think you and your Mum did great and so happy your dinner was so much fun!
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Ah that tree is too cute!!
Yes, please do NOT get arrested in Disney. Especially for flying fists...the mouse would not approve. RESIST THE URGE! Wow, not surprised they didn't apologize... ugh

The drinking. I don't drink. I used to HATE being around people drinking. Now, I can tolerate it as long as I like the person/people and they can handle their alcohol responsibly...meaning..I don't have to baby sit them because they start acting like a fool or they become mean. But...you do not go to Disney TO drink. It is just not what Disney and Disney vacations are about...minus Epcot I guess...but if you are in the planning stage of going to Disney and your main concern is "where can I drink?" you need to start planning your vaca to a different destination.
</3 at that comment about Walt



UGH THAT FOOD NOM NOM NOM
Oh, that's funny we prob ate at the same time...but my food was COLD.


Omg the ketchup. Oh, back to our moms being twins again, causing havoc in restaurants

oh no! there should be NO crying in Disney
well unless you are me, then there are tears of overwhelming joy at like every other corner...

thanks for the shout out!


How does someone not want to see the Osborne Lights?!
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What a stressful first day! I would have been upset too with family that can't follow instructions (went through that on our big family trip in 1997) and it definitely is hard to smile when you feel so upset. But I think you and your Mum did great and so happy your dinner was so much fun!
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I just couldn’t take them anymore, and it was only the first few HOURS! But, I had a lot of fun at dinner and I think that made up for some of it.

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Ah that tree is too cute!!

I know, right?!

Yes, please do NOT get arrested in Disney. Especially for flying fists...the mouse would not approve. RESIST THE URGE! Wow, not surprised they didn't apologize... ugh

I know the mouse wouldn’t approve and that’s why no one got punched. I wouldn’t want the Disney police to come and get me!
Yeah, coming from them, that was not a surprise.


The drinking. I don't drink. I used to HATE being around people drinking. Now, I can tolerate it as long as I like the person/people and they can handle their alcohol responsibly...meaning..I don't have to baby sit them because they start acting like a fool or they become mean. But...you do not go to Disney TO drink. It is just not what Disney and Disney vacations are about...minus Epcot I guess...but if you are in the planning stage of going to Disney and your main concern is "where can I drink?" you need to start planning your vaca to a different destination.

I mean, of course I am not old enough to drink, but I am the same way as you with being around people drinking. If they start being crazy like Jackie did, I’m outta there. It’s definitely something I did not grow up with and I just didn’t feel comfortable.
THAT’S WHAT BUGGED ME. I mean, why wouldn’t you be asking about other stuff, like “oh, what rides would Troy like?” or something like that! Not “where can I get a drink?” Seriously, she would be perfect on a tropical island, NOT DISNEY. AT ALL.


</3 at that comment about Walt

That made me so sad/angry. They would have made so much fun of me if we went into One Man’s Dream, so we didn’t go in there

UGH THAT FOOD NOM NOM NOM

NOMS.

Oh, that's funny we prob ate at the same time...but my food was COLD.

That stinks!

Omg the ketchup. Oh, back to our moms being twins again, causing havoc in restaurants

THEY REALLY ARE TWINS.

oh no! there should be NO crying in Disney
well unless you are me, then there are tears of overwhelming joy at like every other corner...

Well yes, crying in Disney is perfectly fine when you see the castle, have a magical moment, see Wishes, and the list could go on forever.
I really didn’t want to be crying, but like I said, I just had to, especially since I was just with Mum at the moment.


thanks for the shout out!

You are very welcome!

How does someone not want to see the Osborne Lights?!
I will never know. But really Meg, it’s Seth and Jackie. They are messed up, but we know that already.
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