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Old 01-19-2013, 02:04 PM   #346
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Jen, I finally started my trip report today. If you are interested here is the link.

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Old 01-20-2013, 09:29 AM   #347
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Nope. He's not in his blues anywhere in any of the parks right now. Crazy, huh? Some folks have been none too happy about that.
Thats what I thought. So Dumb!

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We were stalking you! I have a little blonde head in a corner of one of my pictures, but unless you know it's Claire, you wouldn't realize.

The lighting in there was harsh. A lot of my photos are Minnie pics redish tinted. I changed my WB and it helped a bit.

Kadence was just like, "Look! Claire is using the autograph book!"

I let her read it and she asked me what eyeballing meant.
Sadly we kept forgetting it (the book) later in the trip, but we may have to take it along on our next one!
I tried doing some white balance too, and I got it sort of better, but not great.

Aww my little blondey is a photobomber!

So how did you explain eyeballing?

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Old 01-20-2013, 09:38 AM   #348
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We didnít have to wait too long and then it was our turn to see the Great Goofini!






Goofy then gave Claire a spin. Claire LOVES when characters do this. Sadly the photopass photographer didnít even take one picture of this interaction.













I really liked this picture.









We had to wait a few seconds for our turn with Donald.





Then it was our turn!













We said a final good bye to Donaldo.



We noticed that Careyís family was just getting to Goody as we were leaving. I believe we waved goodbye and headed out to the dump shop once again.
Claire wanted to wait for Kadence, but if I remember right, they were taking a bit longer than we expected.



Even the flooring here is themed!



We really loved this Dumbo stuff, but we knew it would just collect dust, so we didnít buy anything.



I wish this nightgown came in a real dress and slightly bigger.



I believe we gave up on Carey and headed out, texting Stephanie once again too.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:56 AM   #349
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You did really well with those terrible lighting conditions. Looks like PP did ok for you too. I was just finishing up my PP stuff last night and a lot of my character shots in Storybook Circus are so red they are almost unusable. I'll try to run them through my editing software when I get the disc, but don't know if that will be enough. Thankfully I got most on my camera as well. And since I shoot in RAW I have tons of latitude to fix them. We also had some really bad PP shots at Enchanted Tales With Belle. So red..... just awful. And by the time I edit the white balance, the borders will probably look wonky.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:09 AM   #350
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You did really well with those terrible lighting conditions. Looks like PP did ok for you too. I was just finishing up my PP stuff last night and a lot of my character shots in Storybook Circus are so red they are almost unusable. I'll try to run them through my editing software when I get the disc, but don't know if that will be enough. Thankfully I got most on my camera as well. And since I shoot in RAW I have tons of latitude to fix them. We also had some really bad PP shots at Enchanted Tales With Belle. So red..... just awful. And by the time I edit the white balance, the borders will probably look wonky.
I tried to take some of the red and orange out of them too, but the Minnie ones were just not very good at all with PP.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:10 AM   #351
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Those tents just look awesome! Only at Disney will you find a "themed floor". I LOVE it!!!!!
Thanks for sharing the pics. That nightgown/dress looks so cute!
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:20 AM   #352
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I tried to take some of the red and orange out of them too, but the Minnie ones were just not very good at all with PP.
Yep. It was the Minnie/Daisy ones that were crazy red for me.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:18 AM   #353
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Adorable matching shirt /dress. Where did you get them?
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:39 AM   #354
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Those tents just look awesome! Only at Disney will you find a "themed floor". I LOVE it!!!!!
Thanks for sharing the pics. That nightgown/dress looks so cute!
They really did the theming well in this area.

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Yep. It was the Minnie/Daisy ones that were crazy red for me.
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I borrowed them from my friend Janet (MOm2rtk) who just posted before you. She made it!
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:48 AM   #355
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We probably barreled right past you when we ran around to the other side to see Minnie & Daisy.

My flash was a bit harsh before editing, then I up'ed the saturation to color it back up.

We also had the slowest group of people right in front of us.

I love the spin pictures, Kadence thinks Goofy is dancing with Claire.


Ps. I explained eyeballing as, when your looking at each other but are too shy to say anything.
She said she was smiling so it wasn't staring. LOL
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:56 PM   #356
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We probably barreled right past you when we ran around to the other side to see Minnie & Daisy.

My flash was a bit harsh before editing, then I up'ed the saturation to color it back up.

We also had the slowest group of people right in front of us.

I love the spin pictures, Kadence thinks Goofy is dancing with Claire.


Ps. I explained eyeballing as, when your looking at each other but are too shy to say anything.
She said she was smiling so it wasn't staring. LOL
You might have. It's really hard getting it right in there. I hate when that happens. There are places on the cruise ships that are like that too.

I have to get Claire to read up on yours. I read it, but she is behind. LOL
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:44 PM   #357
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I'm about two months late, but I finally started reading your TR and read all your updates. You sure do take lots of photos, which I love!!!

I think AKL is such a beautiful resort. That's awesome that you ended up with a savannah view. I did get a text saying my room was ready once in 2009, so they do do it sometimes. I have heard of lots of people never getting their texts though, so I guess it's hit or miss.

I'm not surprised the girls would be shy. Even I, I love meeting up with online friends, but when I do I get all shy and suddenly have no idea what to say, despite chatting online before.
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I'm about two months late, but I finally started reading your TR and read all your updates. You sure do take lots of photos, which I love!!!

I think AKL is such a beautiful resort. That's awesome that you ended up with a savannah view. I did get a text saying my room was ready once in 2009, so they do do it sometimes. I have heard of lots of people never getting their texts though, so I guess it's hit or miss.

I'm not surprised the girls would be shy. Even I, I love meeting up with online friends, but when I do I get all shy and suddenly have no idea what to say, despite chatting online before.
I should belong to picture takers anonymous.

It is a great resort. We were impressed and I am so glad we chose to stay there for a night.
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As we walked it out of the Big Treat Tent, we noticed a lot of CM in their Halloween party uniforms. I think they had just came from a meeting.



A nice look at Dumbo and his tent.



The Mine Train Crane. Yeah itís a new ride. LOL



We thought about riding Pooh. Actually before the character stop, that was our intentions, but the line was too long and it was now nearing 7 PM, so we decided to head up front and get our costumes out of the locker and change.













We spotted the Wishing Well.



And Claire had to jump in.





We spotted the Brave meet area.



It was starting to get dark Ö.fast!



Now this was one of my dumbest ideas ever. I knew that at 7ish Main Street would be busy. We had guest exciting and others coming in for the party. If I was smart, I wouldíve made it up front before 6 to change. I knew this info a head of time Öbut I just didnít apply my knowledge to myself. LOL!



We struggled to get to the locker and there we a ton of people doing the same thing and standing in the way and changing right in the locker room as well. We grabbed our stuff and headed off to the bathroom to change, where we found many other people changing as well. Claire refused to change in front of others, so we crammed into a small stall and changed. I was literally working up a sweat trying to do all this. I was cursing myself here.
Finally we got finished and headed out. Claire and I both dressed up as Mary Poppins. Her dress used to be fantastic, but she has really outgrown in and this was our last chance to wear it again. I was very basic, but it made Claire happy to think we were both the same character.



And it was crowded. We swam upstream and finally made it to Fantasyland area.

Again, we had to try our luck.





We made our way straight back to the new Fantasyland. Now for you professional party goers, you are going to cringe, but I didnít do much party research for myself. I had planned to do it closer to my trip, but I just didnít have enough time to do it. I did know basics though and what I was about to do was not what a pro would do. I did not even think about anything to do with the party and went straight back into the new Fantasyland and I was going to explore back there before I even gave another thought about the party going on over on the other side of the walls.

And yes, we were allowed back. We just had to show our party bands.

And we saw the incredible Beats Castle!

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We headed straight back to Be Our Guest. I asked if they were serving food and the CM told me yes, but only to those who had a reservation. How the heck do you get one of those????? Oh well, BUT we were allowed to take a quick tour. That surely is better than nothing.
Now I am a little mad because what the CM did not tell me was that at the podium they were taking walk up guest and giving them pagers to wait for a table. I wouldve done that in a heartbeat had I known.

My pictures are just AWFUL. This place is soooo dark. The whole new Fantasyland area is dark and the interiors aren't much better.







These are for ordering the quick service lunch.









A view into the dining room. I was so jealous!













Claire and I were just so excited to be able to tour it. Claire kept saying how special we were because this part wasnt even officially open yet. I have taught her well.









And then we headed over to Gastons. We were really hoping he would be out ......and he WAS!!!!!





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