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Old 01-25-2013, 10:11 AM   #106
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As we were leaving, we had to wait for this. . .


Out of our way. . .we're celebrities!

Yes, the duck family had a CM escort!


This picture reminded me of one a friend of mine had this picture on Facebook this week

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Subbing! Love all the pictures, and love hearing about all the meals - sounds like you ate at all the tastiest places!
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:10 PM   #108
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Good start to the day @ DHS!

I prefer to ride TSMM standby 1st & then grab FPs if it works with our morning. Just seems logical.

I'm a little apprehensive about all this FP+. But, I'm trying to wait for more info to come out before I get upset. I figure by the time our December trip rolls around, I should be plenty prepared for it.

I am going to say that I bet Sweetie rode ToT with you and enjoyed it!
That seems like a good plan (re FP). We have to get those RnR FPs, so we ride each. There should be plenty of anecdotal comments about FP+ by December. I hope that it is better, though.

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I saw this! It's so cute!

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So glad to have you! We did have some awesome meals.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:23 PM   #109
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Falling Down. . .

When we last left you, we were heading to the Tower of Terror. This was the wait time:



and Sweetie and I did not agree about this ride. I wanted her to try it. She didn't want to try it.



I got her in line, and she wanted to chicken out, but she did it.

Her verdict: the ride would have been better and less scary without the storyline. She loved the ride, but the story scared the fool out of her.

After getting her to ride, we headed to



Sweetie had this:


Peanut butter Darth Vader cupcake

I had my favorite:


Red velvet cupcake.

After all, I had to bribe her, didn't I?

By that time, we headed here:




Love this door




Best few seconds!

Sweetie really has not been a fan of this ride, but this time she was fine with it. We were in the middle of the ride, which made it better for her.





It was getting crowded:



After this, we headed to:


I love the effects over here!


No one does theming like Disney!


Streets of America!

Coming up, touring more.
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That's great that Sweetie tried ToT! And at least she liked the ride itself and just disliked the storyline.

Those cupcakes look delicious!!
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Loving your TR....can you believe I've never had a Disney cupcake? Well you've convinced me to try a few this time!
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I'm a big ride wimp and have never been on ToT or RnR. I have some family members who keep trying to convince me, but so far, they have not been successful lol I agree with you about Disney's theming though - there is nothing like it!
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:17 AM   #113
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That's great that Sweetie tried ToT! And at least she liked the ride itself and just disliked the storyline.

Those cupcakes look delicious!!
The storyline, if you are younger, can really scare the heebies out of you! And those cupcakes are a must for me every trip. I'll be getting one in two weeks!

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Loving your TR....can you believe I've never had a Disney cupcake? Well you've convinced me to try a few this time!
Oh, you have to try them at Starring Rolls and at the Contempo Cafe!

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There is absolutely nothing like Disney theming! It is absolutely awesome every time!
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Finishing Hollywood Studios. . .On to Lunch

After leaving Star Tours, we headed for a little "walk in the park", so to speak. . .


My favorite fountain in the park. . .I love it, and I don't really know why. I think it's because I grew up loving the Muppets


Another one here.


Sweetie in the same spot. YOu can tell how humid it was that day, because her hair is frizzing up.


San Francisco?


I truly needed to sit down by this time!


Sweetie as a Storm Trooper? During an actual Star Wars weekend day, this will have a Photopass photographer here.


Watch out for the water spouting Coke bottle!


I think these guys are so cool!

I had decided to go over to the Pixar area to see what the wait time was for Toy Story Mania. . . .


Anyone care to get in that line. Note the time--it was 11:14!


We headed for a slower pace. . .


They've moved Mickey to the front from over at the Brown Derby. While I miss him being over there, I think he deserves the spot at the front of the park. I believe, though, this is also the location for the Christmas tree? So what happens at Christmas is beyond me. . .




We headed over for lunch. If I remember correctly, I was probably driving. Then, we did some window shopping.








Have a spare $2500 for a crystal castle?




Or $6800?


This one is a bit better. . .


But this price tag




We went somewhere where we could afford the fare. . .


I want that sculpture!


After all of that shopping, we headed back to the room so we could rest. And what does Sweetie do? Well, what she is always doing:


Reading.

Coming up. . .finishing our day with a bang!
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for Sweetie being a good sport on ToT and RnR!!!

My youngest son is not a fan of Tower of Terror either, and it is totally because of the storyline. The creepy electric people get him every time.

Your cupcakes look awesome! I saw the Darth Vader ones when I went to Starring Rolls. I was tempted, but I'm not wild about cupcakes. I went with a fruit tart there.

Look forward to seeing more!
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Looks like a nice, leisurely time y'all were having!

I really want that little castle....so cute!
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:28 AM   #117
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for Sweetie being a good sport on ToT and RnR!!!

My youngest son is not a fan of Tower of Terror either, and it is totally because of the storyline. The creepy electric people get him every time.

Your cupcakes look awesome! I saw the Darth Vader ones when I went to Starring Rolls. I was tempted, but I'm not wild about cupcakes. I went with a fruit tart there.

Look forward to seeing more!
Thanks! I was proud of her too. Those electric people are really creepy, and I had her close her eyes for that. Otherwise, she probably would have cried. I saw the fruit tarts at Starring Rolls. I probably would have gone with one in absence of a cupcake, lol!

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I really want that little castle....so cute!
Thanks, and I want all of those castles, but unfortunately my pocketbook won't oblige!
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Ending the Day with a BANG!

After a nice nap, we headed over to Epcot for the night. We had dinner at Chefs de France and then watched Illuminations. We also stuck around for evening EMH. This is one of many times I really wished we had been at an Epcot area resort, as the walk from the front of Epcot all the way to Chefs de France seemed unusually long that day. Anyhow, without further ado, our pictures:


That great big golf ball propped up in the sky.


Dinnertime!


We could see everything going on from here.




BANG!










I bought some before we left and have been wearing almost daily recently




I hadn't planned on how early they close, so I hit the margarita stand


Pomegranate Margarita. Delicioso!


But doing this right after that margarita? Not a great idea.




Goodbye, Epcot!
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Beginning our Last Day

That morning we got up, packed the truck, and said goodbye to Coronado Springs. It was our last day at Disney. Of course, we had to go to Magic Kingdom. I drove over to the parking lot. I hate parking ad dealing with transportation over at the Ticket and Transportation Center. On a bad day, you could be in line for forever as you are leaving, but this was really our only choice that day.

We took the boat over.




I love this sight coming across


How on earth will I remember without Disney reminding me how?




Seeming more crowded by now


"How do you do?"--No, we did not ride. No need to walk around wet all day long.


"This here's the wildest ride in the Wilderness!"




Breakfast time. . .we had snagged one of the last Breakfast reservations.


Piglet came to see me. . .


And climbed into the booth with Sweetie


Tigger got a little close for comfort.

We left there and went over for the best character interaction ever. . .Tiana. When we started talking, she said, "Oh, y'all are from the South. I bet you know all about how to make collard greens!" Either she was a great actress or she really did seem interested. Either way, this was the best and I hope she is there next week for Nicole and I to meet!



After that, we left for the second park of the day. And I'll give you a hint. . .it's one of our favorites and we actually hit three parks that day!
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Just read through your trip report! Love the pictures! Seems like a great relaxing trip!
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