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Old 02-05-2013, 05:33 PM   #751
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I did the same thing with my niece back in September. Her mom doesn't like coasters at all, but allowed me to take her on Barnstormer. Of course she loved it and wanted to ride BTMRR with me. Sadly, her mom said no to that one so we had to stop our coaster training there.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:52 PM   #752
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I did the same thing with my niece back in September. Her mom doesn't like coasters at all, but allowed me to take her on Barnstormer. Of course she loved it and wanted to ride BTMRR with me. Sadly, her mom said no to that one so we had to stop our coaster training there.
Well, with Unca around, Mom was okay with allowing our princess to experiment.
Like I said, the issue is now what to do when J is not with us...
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:57 PM   #753
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I'm so excited that DD loved BTMRR! (Hooray for Unca for bringing her along!)

The "who can she ride with" problem will only last a few years... maybe when she and X are older BOTH of them will like coasters and they can ride together!
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:15 PM   #754
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Love this picture! Very cute!

Glad that DD loved BTMMR. It really is one of my favs. I'm with Boxmaster on the thrill rides - I'd pick Space and ToT over TSM any day, given the choice of one or the other.
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I'm so excited that DD loved BTMRR! (Hooray for Unca for bringing her along!)

The "who can she ride with" problem will only last a few years... maybe when she and X are older BOTH of them will like coasters and they can ride together!
Well, X does seem to be following in her footsteps but that story is for later.
My TR's are waaaaaay behind...
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:51 AM   #756
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Love this picture! Very cute!

Glad that DD loved BTMMR. It really is one of my favs. I'm with Boxmaster on the thrill rides - I'd pick Space and ToT over TSM any day, given the choice of one or the other.
I'm totally the opposite.
Anyone can build a thrill ride - it's Disney's theming that always sells me.
And, yes, most of Disney's thrill rides are greatly themed with animatronics or little details.
However, Space Mountain is just a rollercoaster in the dark.
Nothing to see there so I doubt I'll ever have a desire to try it.
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However, Space Mountain is just a rollercoaster in the dark.
Nothing to see there so I doubt I'll ever have a desire to try it.
Inside the Magic Kingdom, and under normal circumstances at Disneyland, you're correct that it's "just" a rollercoaster in the dark.
(There's a little bit of theming in the lead-up to the initial drop, and at one or two slower spots, but nothing huge.)

However, WHEN you get back to Disneyland (it's a matter of time, I'm sure), hopefully you'll have the opportunity to go on Ghost Galaxy.
I'll leave my review for that until later, once we get caught up a bit.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:44 PM   #758
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A Tour of Tomorrowland

While J took the princess to into the Old West, Mom and I took the boys into the Future.
And what better way to start a visit to Tomorrow than with the Peoplemover!
This is still one of my favorite rides in the Magic Kingdom.
Relaxing, great views, and fun for the whole family.
We even let DS take try to take of picture of Mom and Dad having fun!
He’s becoming quite the photographer…






After our trip around the Land of Tomorrow, it was time to explore within.
And right down the exit ramp a little blue alien was stirring up some trouble.
What a perfect place for us to be!












We then headed over to Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin.
The line was too long so we grabbed fastpasses for after lunch.
Then we wandered Tomorrowland for a bit and headed back to the hub.
And what do you know?
There was our friendly, neighborhood, Photopass photographer!


From there we rounded the corner and headed to the Plaza to check-in and wait for the return of J with our princess.
While we waited, we continued to snap away of course.




We even checked out some of the infamous windows on Main Street.






As you can see, Mom was having fun with the camera.
Anyway, not long after, J arrived and the princess was still in one piece.
And we were all very hungry.
Come along for a nice meal at the Plaza…
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I like that the boys are getting their own photopass session in this update. Love the picture of the three of you!

And I agree - although I like thrill rides - its the theming that really makes Disney all it is!
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Looks like the 4 of you were having a great time while the other 2 were off being daredevils.

All the pictures are great but the one in front of the castle is my favorite. The look on X's face is adorable!
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I like that the boys are getting their own photopass session in this update. Love the picture of the three of you!
It was fun to have some "guy time."
And more of that is coming up!
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Looks like the 4 of you were having a great time while the other 2 were off being daredevils.

All the pictures are great but the one in front of the castle is my favorite. The look on X's face is adorable!
Thanks - it was a nice, relaxing morning just strolling through Tomorrowland.
But it definitely works up an update...
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:31 PM   #762
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The Plaza

We checked in for our 12:15 ADR at the Plaza.
This is one of our Hidden Gems – great sandwiches, great ice cream, great price.


After we were seated, J took in the décor.
And by that I mean he started taking pictures of everything.
And I mean everything…






After we ordered an unusual thing happened.
The Mayor of Main Street stormed into the restaurant.
Apparently he was here to visit and campaign for his next term.
He also awarded a lucky family with some magic fastpasses.
Very cool and very random…






The mayor departed and the food arrived.
Our princess went with a Mickey shaped PB&J along with bananas and fries.


The boys went with their Plaza standards – grilled cheese and fries.


Mom ordered potato soup which she found watery and very mediocre.
But then she surprised me by ordered a bacon mushroom cheeseburger.
It was HUGE and she said it was very good.




I started with a salad and then ordered my Plaza standard – the best cheesesteak on Disney property.
Look at how gooey!


J also ordered a salad but he followed his up with a turkey club sandwich.
Another good looking meal…


Then it was time for the good stuff.
But the girls had to run.
So we ordered them some chocolate chip cookies and brownies to go.
X also ordered chocolate chip cookies (they are big cookies).
But Logan went with the kids usual – a Mickeylodean!
The kids LOVE these things…


I had a mint chocolate chip sundae with caramel.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.


J went with a sundae as well but more traditional with hot fudge.


All in all, another grand time at the Plaza.
This is always a solid restaurant for us and we always have a good time.
I look forward to my cheesesteak every trip.
Next up - where did the girls go?
And what do 4 guys do in the Magic Kingdom on their own?
Stay Tuned!
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After we were seated, J took in the décor.
And by that I mean he started taking pictures of everything.
And I mean everything…




Be careful when you train someone ; they may do the task to a more in-depth extent than you might expect.

And, heck, I was able to get those pics (it's not like it was THAT many) from the comfort of my seat. So, why not?
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I've seen the Mayor stop by the Plaza before, but I didn't know he gave out FP's. Pretty cool.

Your ice cream looks so yummy and that cheesesteak looks pretty good, too!
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Looks like a great lunch! The Plaza is one of our MK favorites too
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