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Old 04-02-2013, 07:42 PM   #736
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The next morning we needed a plan. With my scooter on the fritz, we couldnt just motor about willy nilly. We also only had two full days left and had many things left in the plans. Fran wanted to buy more figures, I wanted to check on that purse, we had a lunch ADR at Via Napoli and I wanted to try the Ditch and the Yorkshire County Fish house. Plus we had never been on TSMM at WDW and we also had a few other things on the list.

We decided that we would start our day at DHS. Our first stop would be TSMM for FPs then we would do our shopping and head over to Epcot for our lunch reservation via the Friendship boats so as not to wear down my battery. Normally we would have just taken a ride on the path between Epcot and DHS. So here is how it all worked out&.

We had another beautiful foggy morning on Bay Lake.



We didnt make rope drop, but pretty close. I think we were just behind it. We got our TSMM FPs and were on our way.



Evidently we spent our time going on ToT





Technically we need to park at the end before we can get in the queue.





This was one of the few small furry creatures that saw (outside of the AKL)



And on to the ride.





















Fran loves this 13 Diamond award that the Hollywood Tower Hotel received. She takes a picture of it every time she rides.





As Im sure you know the ride dumps out into the gift shop. Fran bought us a set of towels, and Im not quite sure what else, but we dropped a pretty penny at the gift shop that morning. We sent it home via UPS, she just cracks me up. What I dont crack up about is where I put the stuff when we get home!


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Old 04-02-2013, 07:51 PM   #737
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Next we headed on to the Pirates of the Caribbean “experience”. This is a walk through experience where you see some special effects in the chamber, it’s OK, but not a “do twice” kind of thing.











Then we went on to TSMM to use our FPs. This was our first time on the Florida version of the attraction. The queue is definitely more interesting than the CA queue.



















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Old 04-02-2013, 11:09 PM   #738
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For some reason, I didn't think you liked ToT Maybe i'm thinking of another ride...

I totally love the queue for TSMM at DHS! Way more immersive than ours. Ours looks so crappy compared to theirs

Oh please, please, please tell me you made it to The Ditch and had some fish and chips
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:17 AM   #739
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Sorry for the late post...but Alison....you look good with that pineapple in your hand!

When we ate there I thought the meats were overdone as well. Maybe it's a west coast thing?
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:07 AM   #740
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For some reason, I didn't think you liked ToT Maybe i'm thinking of another ride...

I totally love the queue for TSMM at DHS! Way more immersive than ours. Ours looks so crappy compared to theirs

Oh please, please, please tell me you made it to The Ditch and had some fish and chips
Maybe you're thinking of PIO who had her own "real life" ToT. I've always loved the ride from my first time riding it!

I know, I saw pictures of the TSMM queue and that made me want to ride it, the ride isn't that different and I'll do it mostly here, since RSR opened the line is really short.

You'll have to see in my next update!

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Sorry for the late post...but Alison....you look good with that pineapple in your hand!

When we ate there I thought the meats were overdone as well. Maybe it's a west coast thing?
Thank you! I enjoyed having it in hand!

I've had plenty of nicely cooked meat at WDW so I don't think it's a west coast thing but I noticed that when we were seated they had a ton of skewers cooking on the Barbie, and I wondered how cooked the meat was going to be when we got it. Maybe we can ask when seated to get less cooked meat.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:09 AM   #741
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OK folks, so anyone paying attention to my tickers, I have very little time until my next Disney trip....

Anyone interested in joining in on my Western Caribbean Cruise out of Galveston can find the link here.

We Need a little "Magic", Right this Very Moment
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:48 AM   #742
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It was a little noisy, they do this little pageant with the kids and have them dance and do a little parade, otherwise it wasn't louder than anywhere else.
That is good to know. I have always wanted to eat there, but I have read a lot of reviews that it is very noisy.

I love the Tower of Terror photos and the ones for the new Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. I may just have to bite the bullet and do Tower of Terror again when I am at Disneyland and I am even considering to give California Screamin a go. I just invested in Photopass + for Disneyland so I am determined to make the best out of this and get all the ride photos.

I like the line for Toy Story Mania at Hollywood Studios better, too, but I still prefer to do the ride in California.

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Old 04-03-2013, 09:13 AM   #743
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Great updates. I agree the queue for TSMM is far more entertaining than the one at Disneyland.

Overdone meat? Bummer. I don't know that we'll do 'Ohana in the near future. I keep seeing consistently poor reviews.their quality has declined.

What did you buy in the ToT shop along with the towels?
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Great update. Yes, curiosity has me wondering what else she bought as well
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Love the pictures of the queue areas. I'll skip ToT; although I must admit to wanting to walk through and taking the chicken exit next time I'm there. Once in real life is more than enough for me.


I actually prefer TSMM at DLR. I'll trade off less queueing time for a more interesting queue area anyday.
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Love the pictures of the queue areas. I'll skip ToT; although I must admit to wanting to walk through and taking the chicken exit next time I'm there. Once in real life is more than enough for me.
Now i'm curious, did you get stuck on ToT?!
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Now i'm curious, did you get stuck on ToT?!
No she had a REAL LIFE ToT incident in a REAL elevator.
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No she had a REAL LIFE ToT incident in a REAL elevator.
Agh! Now that would not be fun at all. Hope no one was hurt
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Agh! Now that would not be fun at all. Hope no one was hurt
The elevator did a free-fall for about 5 or 6 floors before the emergency breaks took hold. There were about 4 or 5 of us in the elevator at the time; no one was hurt but we were all pretty pleased to get out of there.

I can't do ToT even for fun.
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Alison, catching up.

I was so sad to come on and find out about Sunny. I'm so very sorry Alison. Sighing. So difficult. Love to you both.
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