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Old 12-28-2012, 09:38 AM   #631
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Just got caught up. Christmas and everything had me running around like crazy. Love your updates.
Thank you. I know what you mean. Given our recent trip to WDW and Christmas, I'm lucky I found time to post. Thankfully I'm the lone worker at work. So gives me a chance to work on the chapters.

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I hate when you forget something like FPs or march around DCA only to find rides closed. There's not really a hub, so you feel like you have to walk for an eternity if you ever want to go back.
Our pub hub became the Alfresco Lounge. To us, it's kinda the central point of the park and you can get to most places pretty easily from there.

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It was even worse when they were doing construction, because they had you file through a maze to get most places.
If you look at DCA on Google Maps, they still have pictures of all the construction and the mouse maze. I can only imagine what it was like during that time. I'm glad we got to see the finished product.

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I felt the other way about Soarin'. Since it highlights CA when you are in CA, we hoped the FL one would highlight FL, or maybe the whole US of A, like the old "America the Beautiful" 360. No such luck.
Well my thought process on this is this; those that live in or around CA get to see everyday (in real life) what they show on the movie. What they don't get to see everyday is the East Coast or FL. So lets bring the East Coast to the West Coast and vice-versa.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:28 AM   #632
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see how he is? to me, I consider this a "thrill " ride, one I actually will go on. (nebo says it borders between relaxing and boring). so, I find a ride that's kinda scary to me, but I'll, do it, and I like it...so.. he won't wait for it anymore.!!!
This is my opinion; for Epcot, it would be a thrill ride. Throw this in a park like Islands of Adventure, then it would teeter-totter between a moderate to non-thrill ride. Who knows what kind of attention it would get. So Disney was smart to put it at Epcot. It used to be a must for us, but I agree with the Nebo. The quality of the video is starting to make this ride a if we do it fine, but no longer a must. Of course, you got to know me a little more now. You know I'm a thrill seeker junkie.

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harrumph...!!!maybe I won't wait for TOT or arrowsmith anymore, since I don't go on it anyway sigh, he should have married a thrill junkie. or at least one that will "bite the bullet", all the while saying "dumb wife, dumb wife"
Oh oh Nebo. You disturbed she who must not be disturbed. Sorry buddy, you're on your own here. I'll comment more about this on your TR, when you get to that point.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:28 AM   #633
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tee hee, I must admit, if there is any ride we have ridden a gazillion times, it would be big thunder mt., cause to me, it's a thrill ride. and nebo puts up with it. (but it is fun for him, too)

at cedar point, though, here's poor Nebo "do we HAVE to ride the Mine ride AGAIN!?"
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Wow...Talk about losing track of things. Between finally getting my barrings after the trip, and then the holidays coming around and smacking me upside the head immediately afterwards, I haven't had a chance to catch up on our own TR, let alone anyone elses. I know MonyMony finished hers and yet I'm still a chapter or two behind there (Forgive me! ) and I while T-Man has given me info on Nebo's, I haven't had a chance to walk my happy GM over there to check it out and catch up.

Threw out my back on Tuesday, Merry Christmas to me. Was laid up on Wednesday, because I could barely move. Came to work yesterday and went immediately to the Chirporactor who did wonders. And today is another short work day because I am going for a massage in hopes that I will be better by New Years Eve. Lets all hope for the best!!!! So...Because of that, I have been slacking. I'll try to catch up a bit.


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Yes. I am still in mourning. Not so much with the color but with the cut. I really do like it long, but she's the one that has to deal with it on a daily basis. I will admit it's cute, but it was cuter longer.

Here's a current pic of Lady H and how her hair looks like now. Pay no attention to the man to the right. This is from our recent trip to WDW. We stopped to say hi to ourselves.

Oh get over it! HAHA…Just kidding. It could have been a lot worse. The good news is my hair grows fast…Bad news…I keep going back for trims.

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I'll watch for it. DH always wants mine long, too. It grows so slowly - it took me 12 years to get it to my mid back one time, and I went in for some layers and she chopped it off to my collar bone! So I've just kept it there since. He is always worried when I say I'm getting a haircut.

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And there it is! You both look mah-va-lous! Heather, I like it short too so you have my approval either way! DS is there somewhere with DDIL from their honeymoon. We always have to look them up, too!
My hair grows fast. I usually have to go back every 6 weeks or so to get it re-colored and trimmed because it’s already growing out.

And Thank you! This was quite drastic as I did cut about 13 inches off. But it was getting really heavy and all I was doing was putting it into ponytails and braids.

It’s funny that you mention looking up your DS and DDIL. We almost had to go look up our info too. We knew the general area we were at, but couldn’t remember the exact place, and of course we forgot the information back home. So we searched and searched until finally T-Man had a light bulb go off and started looking at the old pictures we had taken to determine where we were.

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Sorry TMan - I like it short too! The color is really nice! I bet it's a lot easier to take care of.
Thanks! You have no idea how much easier this is. I’m not going through shampoo and conditioner like it’s going out of style either!

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merry merry Christmas!!!!!!!
I know I already said it on Facebook and I’m super late with it here…but I do hope you and all our wonderful friends here on the DIS had a wonderful and merry Christmas and my only wish is that you all have a safe and happy New Year. Here is to happiness, laughter, and love for 2013!

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Pontius Pilot has his own restaurant? What, does DCA stand for Disney's Calvary Adventure?
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I think teh version at Epcot is ALSO losing it's clarity, A LOT, I won't wait for it anymore if it's not just about a walk on.
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see how he is? to me, I consider this a "thrill " ride, one I actually will go on. (nebo says it borders between relaxing and boring). so, I find a ride that's kinda scary to me, but I'll, do it, and I like it...so.. he won't wait for it anymore.!!! harrumph...!!!maybe I won't wait for TOT or arrowsmith anymore, since I don't go on it anyway sigh, he should have married a thrill junkie. or at least one that will "bite the bullet", all the while saying "dumb wife, dumb wife"
Smidgy, correct me if I’m wrong but you already are a thrill junkie…I mean you married the man…TWICE. Aren’t you already “biting the bullet” and saying ”dumb wife, dumb wife”?

Sorry, Nebo…That one was given to me on a silver platter. I had to take it. Still love ya!

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Just got caught up. Christmas and everything had me running around like crazy. Love your updates.
I hate when you forget something like FPs or march around DCA only to find rides closed. There's not really a hub, so you feel like you have to walk for an eternity if you ever want to go back. It was even worse when they were doing construction, because they had you file through a maze to get most places.

I felt the other way about Soarin'. Since it highlights CA when you are in CA, we hoped the FL one would highlight FL, or maybe the whole US of A, like the old "America the Beautiful" 360. No such luck.
I think I am with you on Soarin’…Heck, even if they had it switched like T-Man mentioned. Do CA in FL and FL in CA…but nooooo…I like your idea of it highlighting the USA as a whole. That would be neat. Maybe we need to start a petition to Disney!


Great update honey! I really don’t have anything to add. Carsland was awesome. You really did get transported to another place and time. I find myself really soaking up the different themes they have at these parks, so when reality hits after we leave I have to sort of stop and center myself. I think that’s why I love Disney so much. It really gives you that sense of being in another world. CL for sure did that for me. When we walked out towards the other area of the park, for a while you are still walking along RT 66. The paved road is still under your feet, you can see the center divider line, and the rocks off to the side of the road, and then all of a sudden your no longer there…It takes you a minute to figure out where you are and when you missed that transition.

ToT was fun as always. I loved the CM. I wish all CM’s for this ride would be this into it. I personally think that’s half the fun. You have to wonder what that guy is like outside of the park.

It was a little depressing that all the rides around Paradise Pier were closed at the time. I think it had to be due to the heat. It was extremely hot there that day and I’m sure it wouldn’t have been safe.

OK. Off to see if I can catch up everywhere else, Plus I need to remember what we did at SeaWorld for my next part of the TR…This will be fun…
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Wow...Talk about losing track of things. Between finally getting my barrings after the trip, and then the holidays coming around and smacking me upside the head immediately afterwards, I haven't had a chance to catch up on our own TR, let alone anyone elses.
Well you better catch up quick. It's almost your turn again.

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I know MonyMony finished hers and yet I'm still a chapter or two behind there (Forgive me! )
At least you're only a chapter. I'm so far behind, I think I'm ahead.

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and I while T-Man has given me info on Nebo's, I haven't had a chance to walk my happy GM over there to check it out and catch up.
You didn't miss much. Nebo isn't hurt, yet.

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Threw out my back on Tuesday, Merry Christmas to me. Was laid up on Wednesday, because I could barely move. Came to work yesterday and went immediately to the Chirporactor who did wonders. And today is another short work day because I am going for a massage in hopes that I will be better by New Years Eve. Lets all hope for the best!!!! So...Because of that, I have been slacking. I'll try to catch up a bit.
I'll be hoping for the best to. After all, we need to celebrate.


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Oh get over it!
You can't make me.

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My hair grows fast. I usually have to go back every 6 weeks or so to get it re-colored and trimmed because it’s already growing out.
You know you don't really have to go back. Can just let it grow out again. Save you time and money.

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And Thank you! This was quite drastic as I did cut about 13 inches off. But it was getting really heavy and all I was doing was putting it into ponytails and braids.
Now I have nothing to grab...... Oh right, family board. Disregard that last statement.

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It’s funny that you mention looking up your DS and DDIL. We almost had to go look up our info too. We knew the general area we were at, but couldn’t remember the exact place, and of course we forgot the information back home. So we searched and searched until finally T-Man had a light bulb go off and started looking at the old pictures we had taken to determine where we were.
Good thing I posted the pics online or else we would've lost our minds finding ourselves.

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Thanks! You have no idea how much easier this is. I’m not going through shampoo and conditioner like it’s going out of style either!
That makes 2 of us.

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I know I already said it on Facebook and I’m super late with it here…
I don't do FB. But then you knew that already.

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but I do hope you and all our wonderful friends here on the DIS had a wonderful and merry Christmas and my only wish is that you all have a safe and happy New Year. Here is to happiness, laughter, and love for 2013!
Here, here.

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Smidgy, correct me if I’m wrong but you already are a thrill junkie…I mean you married the man…TWICE. Aren’t you already “biting the bullet” and saying ”dumb wife, dumb wife”?


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Sorry, Nebo…That one was given to me on a silver platter. I had to take it. Still love ya!
Something going on here I don't know about?

Man, I can't trust Ponzi or Nebo anymore, can I.


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I think I am with you on Soarin’…Heck, even if they had it switched like T-Man mentioned. Do CA in FL and FL in CA…but nooooo…I like your idea of it highlighting the USA as a whole. That would be neat. Maybe we need to start a petition to Disney!
Dear Disney. Please change Soarin to cover the whole USA.

Now all we need are signatures.

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Great update honey!
Thank you.

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I really don’t have anything to add. Carsland was awesome. You really did get transported to another place and time. I find myself really soaking up the different themes they have at these parks, so when reality hits after we leave I have to sort of stop and center myself. I think that’s why I love Disney so much. It really gives you that sense of being in another world. CL for sure did that for me. When we walked out towards the other area of the park, for a while you are still walking along RT 66. The paved road is still under your feet, you can see the center divider line, and the rocks off to the side of the road, and then all of a sudden your no longer there…
It takes you a minute to figure out where you are and when you missed that transition.

You missed it when we went to go get a beer.

ToT was fun as always. I loved the CM. I wish all CM’s for this ride would be this into it. I personally think that’s half the fun. You have to wonder what that guy is like outside of the park.

It was a little depressing that all the rides around Paradise Pier were closed at the time. I think it had to be due to the heat. It was extremely hot there that day and I’m sure it wouldn’t have been safe.
For not having anything to add, you sure did say a lot.

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OK. Off to see if I can catch up everywhere else, Plus I need to remember what we did at SeaWorld for my next part of the TR…This will be fun…
I didn't take notes, did you? I remember what we did. Just don't remember the order we did them in. Good thing we took lots of pictures. Hopefully we can figure it out that way.
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Escaping The Heat, In the HOT Tub.

Let's try to finish this day up, shall we?

After sending Ponzi his postcard, we ventured back out into the heat. We actually forgot how hot it was outside, after being in a cool GC. We’re more hungry now and the beer has us feeling pretty good. We passed “Award Weiners” this morning after we got off of ToT and on our way to get a locker.

Here’s a picture I took of it at night since I forgot to take one during the day.



We didn’t want a big meal. We had plans on eating at either PF Chang’s or California Pizza Kitchen for dinner at GardenWalk. Which is were we originally had plans to eat for lunch as well. There’s a place at GW called “Bar Louie Tavern & Grill.” Every Tuesday they sell $1 burgers with the purchase of a cocktail. Since today was Tuesday, we wanted to go. Again, the beer and heat were probably already getting to us, so we totally spaced it out. We settled instead for AW.

We both got a chili dog, chips and coke.


The chili dog was actually pretty good and not too expensive if I recall correctly. At least not for Disney counter service.

After chowing down, we wanted to give Muppets 3D a try since it was right next door to AW. We wanted to see how it compared to WDW’s version. We were denied access. Not because the ride was down, but because we hadn’t downed our sodas yet. So we go to see what else is in the area while we finish our soda’s.

There’s the Mad-Hatter’s Tea Party. Nothing going on here. It’s as dead as doornail. Although I don’t know if you can consider a door-nail dead.


There’s Monster’s Inc. Oh it’s also closed. I think. There’s a rope across the entrance area. There was CM standing there so we asked her if it was closed. She said “no, it’s open. They’re remodeling the entrance area, so you have to go in this way instead.” Nice. Only a 5 minute wait. Let’s see what this ride is about. Another ride similar to Pooh and Wild Toad.

Finally figured out a few action settings on my camera, so I was able to get better pictures.

TAXI!






Rozz was happy she put her best sweater on, and makeup, for pictures.


After Monster’s Inc, we wanted to see Aladdin since it was close by. We just missed the 1:20 show and the next show wasn’t until 3:20. We’ll come back then and catch that show. Now that we ate and we’re not feeling as whoozy from the beer, naturally it’s time to get another beer.

We make our way back towards our new favorite place. As we get close, we see they have already roped off sections for the Pixar Parade. We make our way to our favorite watering hole. We can’t cross over because the parade has just started. Want to watch a parade? Of course you do. So did we. What other choice did we have. Well we did have choices, but we figured our hang out is just right there. We can wait a little longer and see the show.



How did Rozz change and get here so fast?


See the umbrellas on top of the wall? That's our new pub hub. So close yet so far.

















After the parade, we cross over and get our beer. We find a shady spot to sit and study the map. It’s about 2:30 and my weather app says it’s now 98 degrees outside. Feels like 110. “Umm honey. I thought this was Disneyland. When did we land up in Las Vegas?” While sitting there, neither one of us can think of what to do next. Cal Screamin’ is still not open. Don’t know if TSM is yet or not, and it’s too flipping hot to do anything, except.

No we still didn’t go do GRR. Instead while sitting there slamming down a beer (because the beer is already getting hot) we decided to just head back to the resort for a while and go swimming. We still have one more day left on our passes, we can catch Aladdin another time. On our way out we make a pit stop at the locker. We need one of our bags to bring back some provisions for the evening. We empty one bag with everything but Lady H’s tennis shoes. She wants to change into them for the evening.

We head over to our shuttle area and wait.

And wait.

Still waiting.

Is it ever going to come? We saw shuttles for all the other routes except for ours.

Finally. After waiting for about 40 minutes, one finally shows up. I thought this thing was supposed to come by every 20 minutes? Turns out they were doing shift changes. Yes, I’m psychic, I can tell when they are doing these things. Don’t believe me? The fact that we had a different shuttle driver than the one that pulled up has nothing to do with it. Believe in my psychic abilities.

Once aboard the bus, we sit there waiting for the 2 drivers to complete the shift change. And wait and yes, we’re going through this routine again. At least they let us sit on the bus, in the air conditioning while they do the change over. Finally after another 30 minutes, we get rolling. Could’ve probably caught Aladdin as long as we waited. Plus this significantly cut into our pool time and even more so, our dinner plans. Now we have to decide; if we want to swim for a couple of hours we can, but we’ll have to skip out on dinner over at GW. We can just come back to the park to eat. If we still want to eat at GW, then we can only get in an hour of swimming time, head over to GW, hope they’re quick and get back to the park before 7:30pm. Why do we have to make this decision? So we can get a good spot for viewing WoC. They allow people with FP’s to start lining up an hour and a half before show time. It’s just like Fantasmic and viewing Wishes. If you want the prime real estate, you have to be like our ancestors and stake your claim.

We decide it would be a little difficult to try and make it to GW to have dinner. We’ll go with a couple of hours of pool time, get ready and head back to the parks and eat there.

I’m pretty sure I mentioned it, but in case I haven’t; for us to get to the shuttle stop, we have to pass by Denny’s. We peak inside the windows and notice Denny’s is practically empty. There’s plenty of empty tables. This could be an option, but first we need to cross the street to the liquor store. Nebo is probably disappointed already that there is a liquor store across the street, and we haven’t picked up any park bottles yet. Now’s a good time. Plus that’s the reason we brought one of our bags back with us.

We cross the street and get some park bottles, then run back across the street, make a mad dash upstairs, change into our swim suits and head straight towards the pool. Even the water wasn’t that cold, but it was cool enough to beat the heat. Well for a little while. Here’s the irony of the situation. After we get in the pool, we jump in the hot tub. Not before grabbing a beer. Our room was close enough to the pool we could go back and forth. Now for me, the hot tub was a little too hot. Sure it felt good on my aching muscles and sore feet from all the walking. I was going back and forth between the pool and the hot tub, but spent more time in the pool. Lady H on the other hand, will take the hot tub over the pool any day.

Soon it was time to get out and start getting ready to head back to the parks. Take a shower to wash all the bleach (aka chlorine) off and wait for Lady H to do her hair and make-up. All us men know the routine by now. Might as well grab another beer while I wait.

On our way to the shuttle, we take a peak inside Denny’s again. Not busy at all. There are only 2 tables being occupied. We should be able to be in and out in no time. Looks like it’s Denny’s for dinner. I had the chicken fried steak and eggs while Lady H I believe had a grilled cheese sandwich. What was interesting about her grilled cheese sandwich is that it was made with Fried Mozzarella Sticks, served with a side of marinara sauce and french fries. Neither one of us has had anything like that before, but she said it was actually pretty good.

Lady H's Grill Cheese Sandwich


Dinner was pretty quick. I think we were in and out in about 45 minutes. We even had some time to spare and would make it back to the park in no time. Take it we didn’t have to wait long for the shuttle. Which I hope comes soon. It’s starting to rain. Oh look, here it comes now. Perfect timing. Just as we boarded the shuttle, there was a brief down pour. Great. Now it’s humid along with being hot still. Not as hot as it was 4 hours ago, it was finally starting to cool down. As we got back to DCA, we needed to go through security again. The line to get through security was long. They had closed up one side and only had about 4 guards checking bags on the other side. This is the time when you wish they had a no bag line. I still think this is one of DLR's main down falls.

It would take us about 15 minutes to get through security. I didn’t have a bag. My bag was still in the locker. I had the park bottles in my cargo shorts. When it came time for us to go through, I just walked on by. Lady H had to get her bag checked. It’s an easy bag to check though. We took along our drawstring type bags, so there’s only one big pocket to check. All she had in there were Simply Raspberry Lemonades.

These are our equivalents to Nebo & Smidgy’s Sunny D’s.


After we get through security, we head to the restrooms. We haven’t worked up enough courage to prepare our mixes in open public. Smirnoff for Lady and Jose Cuervo for me.
You can tell everyone is headed to DCA for WoC. The lines to get in are long. Now comes the true test, will they let us back in. We no longer have the branding on our hands. They washed off in the pool and the shower. Plus, before we left, we asked them if there would be any problem getting back in as we were headed back to go swimming. The CM told us we shouldn’t. I go to scan my ticket and the CM monitoring the gate starts to look for the branding. I explained to her that we advised the CM’s of our intentions to go swimming. No problem she said, have a good night.

Wow, that was easy. No slaps on the hand this time for not being branded. I wish the last CM was like that.

We make a pit stop at the locker again. Told Lady H since we’re here to see WoC and not do anything else, might as well pick up my bag right away. We won’t need to the locker anymore and I need the video camera. After grabbing my bag, we make our way down Buena Vista St. with our simply lemonades. It’s starting to sprinkle again. No major down pour, but it did provide for us a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Carsland.



Soon we made our way to the WoC Showcase Lagoon. People with FP's were already lining up. Our FP section was Blue, which means our line and section is to the left of the Lagoon. If you got Yellow, you line up in a separate line to the far right and your section is to the right. We got in line and were somewhat close to the front, but there was still a decent amount of people ahead of us. Now like during rope drop, you line up behind a rope. Well so I’ve been told. We still haven’t made it to a rope drop yet. Once they let the people in, a CM walks you down the ramp to the main entrance. There are 2 lines here. The one to the left will put you in the very front. This is the lane that you will also get you wet. The lane to the right leads you to the second row, or the non-splash zone. We choose the splash zone. We hurry down the ramp, and try to find a spot. Being the rookies we are, we miss out on the good spots in the middle. We find a spot upfront but it isn’t offering the best view. I look at the yellow section and see some good spots there. I take off to ask the CM if we’re allowed to stand in this section even though our FP was for the Blue section. She said sure. I give Lady H the all clear signal and we take a better spot in the Yellow section. We’ll be able to really see the show from here. Still got a good hour wait before the show starts. Lets see what kind of pictures I can get while waiting.






Should I complain to DL that they ruined my picture by having a burnt out section on Mickey’s Fun Wheel? Ha Ha


Soon the lights went out and it’s time for World of Color to start.
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Then she kept saying, "Dumb internet friend. Dumb internet friend."
Shoot, I should have saved that for my own report.
Oh heck, I'll just use it again, by the time I get to that point everybody will have forgotten this anyway.
Forgotten what?

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Sad to come home knowing that it will be a long while before we will get back to WDW again. Mostly because we have a trip planned to Hawaii with some good friends, in a couple of years.
Oh, you poor thing! Being forced to go to Hawaii. Really, I feel terrible for you.

Really.

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<GASP!!!> It's! It's! It's! ZEBRA DOMES!!!!!!

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm................. zzzzzzzzzzzzzeeeeeeeeeeeeebbbbbbbrrrraaaaaa ddddddoooooommmmmmeeeesssssssssssssss.......... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm............




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For never having been to AKL, it sure was an adventure to find them. It was almost like finding hidden Mickey's.
Well, people like doing that, so...

I've only been to AKL once and didn't have any problem... then again, we had an ADR at Boma... which Ruby hated, BTW.

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My impression of them, eh. They weren't bad, but it's not something I would go out of my way for again. If I'm in the neighborhood, or eating at Boma's I would get some; but no way am I making any more special trips just for those.
Okay, I'll give you that one. I wouldn't make a special trip to AKL just for them. Well, if I was in AK I probably would, cause it's not that far. Actually, the All Stars resorts would be okay, too. Come to think of it, CSR and Blizzard Beach are close enough too. So if I was at any of those places... or DHS... I would make the trip. Oh, add in any of the Epcot Resorts and Epcot too. Aw, heck might as well say I'd travel from anywhere in WDW excluding DTD... which I might as well include, too. Plus Kissimee... and Orlando... How about if I'm anywhere south of the Mason-Dixon line, there's a good chance I'll make a side trip?

But other than that? Probably not. So I'm just like you.

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Your good! I'm still not sure why you could only go 14 mph there...I may have to ask next time.
Perhaps I might be of assistance here... Nebo might be referring to an obscure TR, here's the link: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=255

and here's the visual:


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Although, I honestly can say I do not mind being placed in the same category as Ponzi...At least it means I'm not putting anyone to sleep...just knocking them out enough so they don't remember who I am...
So you're saying that my posts don't just put people to sleep but knock them out? Hmpf!



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I'm a walking zombie at the moment myself.
Cool! So do you know the choreography to MJ's Thriller?

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I thought they were pretty good. I of course am a huge fan of chocolate mousse and that's sort of what they reminded me of, that thick, decadent rich chocolate in the center.
I like you the best. Let's run off to Boma together.
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7:30 am. Alarm goes off. Yes, we actually got to sleep in a little bit today.
Only on a Disney vacation can you call 7:30 'sleeping in'.

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I’m never wrong. Except for that one time when....., and that one time when. Ok, I’m seldom right but when I’m right, watch out universe.
Is that when cosmic shrinkage will occur?

(I was in the pool!!!)

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Park opens at 0900. That’s 9:00 am for all you civilians.
Thank you, but I'm hardly ever civil, so doesn't apply to me.

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No I wasn’t in the military, so I guess I would be counted as one of the civilians. However; my dad and grandpa were both in the Army, so when ever you asked them the time, they would tell it to you in military time. I got to be pretty good at it.
Watch enough MASH and that happens too.

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If we don’t have to wait for the shuttle long...
... then you have to wait for the shuttle short.

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This was our mission and your computer will self destruct in 5, 4, 3, 2,


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abort abort. I’m not done telling you about DCA yet.
Now you tell me!

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We take off running the 25 yard dash and make there in a whopping 10 seconds. “Run, Thumpers, Run.”
Run? Run?

I was so sure you hopped.

Ah, well...

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Once we get to the shuttle door, we realized, it wasn’t our shuttle. It was the city bus.
All that park energy... wasted!

Wasted?

Oh, wait... the drinking around the world isn't until the next trip.

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It’s already pretty warm this morning and after that brief run, I’m already starting to perspire.
When I was younger, I perspired to be a fireman... I thought I could do it, no sweat.

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I can now safely grab the rail above my head to hang on.
Because if you didn't have deodorant on, you'd have to hang your head in shame.

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Hopefully I can lose about 20 pounds in the process. A man can dream can’t he. One man had a dream, and he built the place we all love to visit.
And he made it really big so we'd all get exercise... then put all kinds of wonderful snacks within arms reach every few feet.

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So far we’re making good time until we hit check-point Charlie.
I had an Uncle who lived in the western part of Germany. His brother lived in Berlin, on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall. I remember my folks telling me how they and my Uncle went to visit his brother and had to go through check-point Charlie. My poor Uncle was apparently extremely nervous the whole time he was there. I guess he thought there was a possibility that he might not be allowed to leave again.

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Now the main problem with security, I don’t remember if I mentioned it or not, is that they DO NOT have a separate entrance for non-bag people.
Whether you're a rich business tycoon or a poor bag lady (or man) you have to wait in line, huh?

And if you're in line behind a bag person, it takes forever, 'cause they always have all their possessions in a shopping cart where one wheel always shimmies back and forth whenever you push it.

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Being we both have a bag, we were doomed to wait.
Who's the ol' bag you've got with you guys? Did Mrs T get to ride in her cart?

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I tell Lady H, “Surely that can’t be the line for Radiator Spring Racers Fastpasses?
Yes it is...

and don't call me Shirley.

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Now this is not an exaggeration. There must have been about 300+ people waiting in line. For Fastpasses.
um.... Holy PRAC!

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We have 2 choices. A: We can wait in the FP line and hope we get one, or B: head straight to RSR and spend the time waiting in the stand-by line. Either way, we’re going to have to wait if we want to ride RSR. The way we figure it, we’ll wait 30 minutes to get a FP, then we’ll have to wait 30 minutes in the FP line once we actually get in line at the ride itself. So either, way we’re going to wait an hour.
And considering you waited for 45 minutes, looks like your plan probably paid off.

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As the King once sang, it’s now or never.
Who knew Elvis stood in line at Disney?

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Lady H has to break out her fan.
No. She didn't. I wasn't in jail, just busy.


Oh! That kind of fan...

Nevermind.

Nice pic of Heather, though.

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We get in the car and I struggle to put my seatbelt on, because my foot is tangled in my bag.
The one you didn't put in a locker?

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In the process I drop my camera and can’t seem to find it.
Too bad. I was enjoying your pics and was hoping for some shots while you were riding... or wouldn't that have been possible?

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Here’s the moment Nebo has been waiting for. How does RSR compare to it’s WDW counterpart Test Track? Well my friend, I hate to disappoint you, but I’m not going to compare this one.
He'll just have to learn to live with DISappointment.

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I’m sure most of us have taken a ride on TT. If not, tough. You’re just going to have to take my word for it. For now, I’m just going to tell you about RSR. Sorry, didn't mean to sound hostile.
It's okay, Mike! Really! No problem.
Oh, and sorry for anything I might have said now or in the future that might tick you off.

sorry.

(I think I'm in the clear!)

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We pull up next to another car, Luigi waves the flag and off we go. Each car takes off at the same time and we take the lead as we come into the first turn. Coming out of the turn and over the bridge we lose our lead and the other car is now ahead of us. Coming into the final turn we take the inside lane to make up ground and pull even. Out of the final turn we hit the gas going down the final stretch. We cross the finish line and…................................. …................................................. .................................................. ...............................................

Whoo Hoo. Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy. Our first race and we’re 1 & 0 baby. We pulled out the victory on the final straight away. I think I’ll retire from racing and go out a champion.
Well that and you'll be dead of old age before the line moves enough for you to ride it again.

Thanks for all the ride details. Pretty cool that you have two cars racing side by side, sounds like a blast.

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After Ramone’s we mozy, yes we know how to mozy and stroll, to the Cozy Cone Motel.
I still prefer to sashay.

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See what kind of snacks and beverages they sell. There are 5 different cones and each cone sells a specific snack.
I guess that's great if you happen to want a snack that nobody else wants. The people at the ice cream cone are overwhelmed while the folks over at the raw chicken in a cup cone are bored out of their collective minds.

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We thought about getting an ice-cream, but of course this was the one line that was the longest,
See?

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And with this, I will say goodnight for soon it be morrow.
Great chapter, T-man. Thanks!
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So now I'm only two chapters behind... <sigh>

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It is a safari to find things there. ITA about the zebra domes. They look way better than they taste, IMHO.
And here I thought you were my friend. Oh, the humanity!

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If you notice, when I do the call outs, I do separate posts for each person instead of one long post like you do. Helps up the post count. Not that it matters. What matters most is what you write.
That's right, it's not the quantity, it's the quality.

Oh, wait. We're talking about Nebo, here right?

Just forget I said anything.

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Wait until you hear about our final day at DL.
Dun-du-dun-dun-dunnnnnnnnnn!!!

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Anywhere from waist length to past my GM (using Nebo's term there. I kind of like it).
I'm so happy for you that you like your GM.

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We stopped to say hi to ourselves.
Already commented on the pic... But that line reminds me of a scene they've done a few times on The Big Bang Theory:

Sheldon will mention that if they invent time travel, they will come back to now and tell their current selves... then they pause and look expectantly at the door.
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Smidgy, correct me if I’m wrong but you already are a thrill junkie…I mean you married the man…TWICE. Aren’t you already “biting the bullet” and saying ”dumb wife, dumb wife”? ]
yes, I sometimes can be found in the corner, in a fetalposition, mumbling that phrase. but it's kinda like that phrase I posted on facebook a while back. something about wanting to kill your spouse so bad.. but you don't.. cause you would miss him too much!
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Carrying a backpack is making my back sweat even more than what it normally would and I can feel it running down my back.
Your backpack is running down your back? Isn't that what the straps are for? To keep it from running around back there?

Are you sure it was running? Maybe it was just walking or trickling around?

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No its not walking down or even trickling down. It’s literally running down my back.
Oh. Okay then, I guess it really was running.

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Our bags are a little lighter now
Yeah, sure. Because all the running it did has caused it to lose weight.

That makes perfect sense.

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because we both finished the 3 bottles of water each of us brought with us.
And that too.

But mostly it's the exercise your bag got from all the running.

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We didn’t want to be like our friend Nebo and take a dive. Of course at the time we didn’t know of his major accident. We just knew that we needed to keep hydrated ourselves.
So you're saying that you're smarter than Nebo?

At least that's the way I read it.

Nebo, are you gonna take that? Them's fightin' words!

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Yes the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
...
Personally, I didn’t notice too many differences at all, but here is what I did notice.
Thanks for all the info on the ride. Interesting differences, not the least of which is the building facade.

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“raise your hand if this is your first time riding? No one. You all came back? Did you not learn the first time? I pity all of you,”


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“Would you like me to show your bags to your room?” I tell him “sure” to which he replies “I bet you would. If you want to see your bags again, you best find a way to hold on to them.”
Even better! Gotta love it when you get a good CM.

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The fun part was Lady H and I trying to hold onto our bags. We put our feet through the straps, but that still wasn’t enough to keep them in place. I think we finally had to step on our bags to keep them from going all over the place. That was real hard to do when the ride would go down and our feet would leave the floor.
I was reading this and thinking, "Why didn't they just hold on to them with their hands?" Then I realized it's because you're holding on to for dear life with both hands and you don't have any to spare for incidentals.

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Finally we make our way to the front and get a locker. Storing my bag may help keep my back a little cooler.
Nothing makes your back hotter then a backpack that's been running up and down and getting itself all hot and sweaty.

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All I got was the look. You know the look, all woman have it. The slight head nod and the word “Sure.”
Ah, yes. I know that look.

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We get to Paradise Pier and to my horror. “NNNOOOOOO!!!!!!!” It can’t be. Do you know how long I waited to ride this thing?”
15 - 20 minutes?

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Yup, it was closed. How can they close California Screamin’?
Easy. They put a little sign on the gate that says "closed" and voila. Closed.

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STRIKE 2. TSM is also closed.
Geez! Right about now I'd be thinking, "Where do I go to get my refund?"

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In this case, you must head straight to park entrance to the exit gates. Do not pass go and please leave us another $200.
And it's only $200/person.... because of the closures. Otherwise it'd be more.

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Ok, I know you’re all probably wondering, what is Goofy’s flight school.


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It would be DCA’s version of AK’s Primeval Whirl.
Okay.

Pass.

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I don’t know what they were smoking, but they said we would have to wait 30-40 minutes if we wanted to ride.
Wait 30-40 minutes for a Primeval Whirl type ride?

Not.

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Once the show is over, we head down the steps as Goofy comes up. We give each other a high five as we pass each other. Job well done.
And here I thought you were gonna give him a smack in the head, "What's with closing TSM and CS??"

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Plus there was no way am I going to even attempt to translate French, Portuguese, Chinese or even Japanese.
Mandarin's okay though, huh?

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We were kinda close to the machines, but they were in a place we would’ve never thought of.
Inside a giant Taco? Buried under 6 feet of Mickey Bars?

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You can see them bottles chilling in the chillers, and they were calling our names.
See that would creep me out.

"Ponzi.... Ponzi....
pull off our heads...
and drink from our necks... "

Nope. Gross.

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Too many husbands have probably been bashed over the heads with the bottles, so they probably figured this was a tad bit safer for them.
Plus, how many would be launched from the apex of the roller coaster?

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Just as long as we get branded with the hand stamp and have our park tickets.
Heh. Branded. Just for fun, next time they stamp your hand, scream like you were branded just to see the CMs reaction.

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Great. We still need to go back and get the postcard we saw for Ponzi in the gift shop.
You're darn tootin' you do!

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Plus we’ll need international postage to mail it to.
Next time, save yourself the hassle and just shove two stamps on it. That should be enough, no? It's overkill up here but I'd rather spend an extra 10-15 cents then run around trying to find exact postage.

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As we walk into Condor Flats, Minnie Mouse and some hotties; oh um, I mean some lady dancers dressed up as stewardesses are performing. We stop and check them out (well ok, so I was the one checking them out)
Atta boy.

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It’s only a 25 minute wait here. Yup, that’s right. Only 25 minutes. Not the 60+ that you would normally see at WDW.
And now you know why.

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We went inside Taste of Pilot’s Grill. CS restaurant right next to Soarin’.
Ummm…. Ew?

Taste of Pilot? Who’d want to taste a pilot? What if he had a bad day and was all sweaty from a bad landing. Man, that’s just gross.

I’ll pass, thanks.

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After staring at the menu, nothing sounded good to us at the moment.
Pilot au gratin
Pilot flambé
Honey Garlic or Hot Wings (see what I did there?)

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Which I find a little ironic. Over at Epcot, which we all know is in Florida, you fly over California. Don’t you think it should be the opposite for DCA? Shouldn’t we be flying over Florida instead?
Yeah… and it would cost more to film. But really…. How much more?

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On a hot day like today, we also debated on whether or not we should go on GRR.
I had to re-read the entire chapter (not that that’s a bad thing) to figure out what GRR was.

Japanese version of GMR? (Great Roovie Ride)
Golly River Rapids?

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Only problem is, the wait time is 60 minutes and we just got a FP for WoC. What we didn’t know at the time is, we could’ve gotten a FP for GRR as well.
Ah well. But, no. I wouldn’t have waited an hour for KRR (or GRR in this case).

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Once you come from the DCA entrance, you have to walk an eternity to get the gift shop.
That statement boggled my mind. Well more than usual. You had to walk a long way to get to a gift shop????

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After about 5 minutes he finally told her he would get someone else to try and help her because he was still fairly new.
Or not… and just fed up.

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Now my issue was simple, all I needed as International Postage to send my friend up north, (the one who lives in Canada, who’s Nebo’s favorite and didn’t send us a postcard when he went to Hawaii) a postcard that we went out of our way to get.
All you had to do was ask. Or even just PM me your address. When I went to the post office and asked them to send the postcard to Mr. & Mrs. Thumper they looked at me funny and slowly backed away.

Not sure why.

And for the record. Nebo’s favorite?

Yes. Yes I am.

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On the way to the business center we pass the mailbox and I tell Lady H “mark this spot on your phone’s gps. We made need it to find our way back here after we find the business center.”
Good thinking.

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Here’s your postcard Ponzi. You owe us one.
Oh, all right. I owe you one. PM me your address and I’ll see what I can do.

Plus, I'm kinda mortified that you had to go to so much trouble for me. If I'd have known, I wouldn't have asked. So. Sorry about that.

Seriously, PM me your address.

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The price I have to pay for wanting to go to WDW. And you know what, I wouldn't trade it for anything.
That’s so true. Many, many of us DISers will make sacrifices to feed our Disney addiction, no?

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Thanks again everyone for sticking it out with us in this long, drawn out TR.
And thanks for the chapter, Mike! :

Hey! Now I’m only one chapter behind. Woot!
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I think teh version at Epcot is ALSO losing it's clarity, A LOT, I won't wait for it anymore if it's not just about a walk on.
Yeah, it’s the movie. It’s not your eyes.
No, it couldn’t be that.
Nope.
Definitely the movie.

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I agree with the Nebo. The quality of the video is starting to make this ride a if we do it fine, but no longer a must
Hmmm…. Okay, so maybe it is the movie.

Isn’t that odd, though? Is it a film? Not digital? If it’s digital, there shouldn’t be any degradation, should there?

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Wow...Talk about losing track of things. Between finally getting my barrings after the trip
Cool! How many places did you get barred from?

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Threw out my back on Tuesday, Merry Christmas to me. Was laid up on Wednesday, because I could barely move. Came to work yesterday and went immediately to the Chirporactor who did wonders. And today is another short work day because I am going for a massage in hopes that I will be better by New Years Eve. Lets all hope for the best!!!!
Ugh… Sorry to hear about your back. Both Nebo and I know just how you feel. Hopefully by now you’re back is back to normal.

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Smidgy, correct me if I’m wrong but you already are a thrill junkie…I mean you married the man…TWICE. Aren’t you already “biting the bullet” and saying ”dumb wife, dumb wife”?
<snort> Heh, heh.

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When we walked out towards the other area of the park, for a while you are still walking along RT 66. The paved road is still under your feet, you can see the center divider line, and the rocks off to the side of the road, and then all of a sudden your no longer there…It takes you a minute to figure out where you are and when you missed that transition.
That’s cool. I love how Disney does stuff like that.

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Plus I need to remember what we did at SeaWorld for my next part of the TR…This will be fun…
Can’t wait! :

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Man, I can't trust Ponzi or Nebo anymore, can I.
No. No you can’t.
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Let's try to finish this day up, shall we?
Well... if you must.

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After sending Ponzi his postcard, we ventured back out into the heat.
There! Right there! See? Because of me, you were saved from almost certain heat stroke.

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We passed “Award Weiners” this morning after we got off of ToT and on our way to get a locker.
Elle would love that. Hotdogs are her favorite snack food.

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The chili dog was actually pretty good and not too expensive if I recall correctly. At least not for Disney counter service.
So that's what... around $325.00?

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After chowing down, we wanted to give Muppets 3D a try since it was right next door to AW. We wanted to see how it compared to WDW’s version. We were denied access. Not because the ride was down, but because we hadn’t downed our sodas yet. So we go to see what else is in the area while we finish our soda’s.
Did you ever get back to it?

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Although I don’t know if you can consider a door-nail dead.
Word of advice. If you ever see a door-nail that's alive.

Run.

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There’s Monster’s Inc.
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Another ride similar to Pooh and Wild Toad.
Did any or all of the monsters in your pics move? Like was Boo smacking Randall?

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Finally figured out a few action settings on my camera, so I was able to get better pictures.
Good pics!

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Now that we ate and we’re not feeling as whoozy from the beer, naturally it’s time to get another beer.
Naturally.

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Want to watch a parade? Of course you do.
That parade looked pretty good. The attention to detail gets me every time.

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It’s about 2:30 and my weather app says it’s now 98 degrees outside. Feels like 110.
Know what the difference between 98 and 110 is?

12

Oh, all right. I don't think I'd be able to tell. Once it gets above 90, it's just hot.

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we decided to just head back to the resort for a while and go swimming.
Swimming? On a hot day? What a novel idea!

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We empty one bag with everything but Lady H’s tennis shoes. She wants to change into them for the evening.
What was she wearing before? Sandals?

I guess at 95 degrees or so it's better to have coolness over walking comfort.

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Yes, I’m psychic, I can tell when they are doing these things. Don’t believe me? The fact that we had a different shuttle driver than the one that pulled up has nothing to do with it. Believe in my psychic abilities.
I absolutely believe in your psychotic abilities.

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Once aboard the bus, we sit there waiting for the 2 drivers to complete the shift change.
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Finally after another 30 minutes, we get rolling.
30 minutes? What kind of a shift change was that?

"So the little pedal on the right makes bus go vroom, vroom.
Big pedal on left is stop.
Wheel in middle makes bus turn.
Got it?"

"No, tell me again. Which one makes bus go vroom, vroom?"

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They allow people with FP’s to start lining up an hour and a half before show time.
Oooh. I was wondering how a WoC fastpass worked. But you said you could line up an hour and a half early. Do you mean at your viewing spot? Or just a queue that will get you to your spot quicker?

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If you want the prime real estate, you have to be like our ancestors and stake your claim.
I think our ancestors would walk up to someone who’d staked a claim and hit him over the head with a club and take it.

But nevermind, I see your point.

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but first we need to cross the street to the liquor store. Nebo is probably disappointed already that there is a liquor store across the street, and we haven’t picked up any park bottles yet.
I can see him shaking his head and muttering, “Rookies, what were they thinking?”

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Take a shower to wash all the bleach (aka chlorine) off and wait for Lady H to do her hair and make-up. All us men know the routine by now. Might as well grab another beer while I wait.
Grab a beer.
Order Pizza
Watch a Football game or two.
Take a nap.
Read a book.
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What was interesting about her grilled cheese sandwich is that it was made with Fried Mozzarella Sticks, served with a side of marinara sauce and french fries.
That’s just… weird. I’m not gonna knock it, cause I haven’t tried it… but… weird.

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This is the time when you wish they had a no bag line.
Again with the racism? What is with you and maligning the poor bag ladies?

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I had the park bottles in my cargo shorts. When it came time for us to go through, I just walked on by. Lady H had to get her bag checked. It’s an easy bag to check though. We took along our drawstring type bags, so there’s only one big pocket to check. All she had in there were Simply Raspberry Lemonades.
I’m thinking that Nebo is shaking his head again. I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to mix the bottles before you go in the park. So if you do get searched, all you’ve got are Sunny D (or in this case Simply Lemonade) bottles and no alcohol.

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No major down pour, but it did provide for us a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Carsland.
Nice pic.

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Soon the lights went out and it’s time for World of Color to start.
What? Cliffhanger? Sheesh, Nebo is rubbing off on you.
Thanks for the chapter! :
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Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go lie down for a bit.
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Ponziis correct. you mix the alcohol into the sunny D' (or simply lemonade, but in that sase the word "simply" disappears) in your room. with booze from that big bottle you have in your room.

however, ponzi, you still sneak in the little bottles, so later you can add them to the soda you buy. (we often save the empty sunny D bottles, then buy one soda and split it between the 2 empty, adding our little bottles.)

sigh..nebo, they have SO much to learn.
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