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Old 05-10-2013, 10:56 PM   #121
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After meeting Tiana, I realized that it was almost time for Goofy's processional. I asked the CM where the best place for us to go would be. She said that Goofy was right around the corner and we could just follow him out. So, we did just that. The kids got to be right behind Goofy as he and the jazz band paraded out. We were all pretty excited. Not exactly like home, but a pretty fun Mardi Gras with some music from home AND GOOFY! Plus, Goofy got to see DS with his joker hat on!

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In 40 minutes, we had done all of the Mardi Gras events and had a blast doing it. I had figured that it would take a bit of planning to see it all, but it just fell perfectly. We're happy, happy, happy. And, getting hungry. It's 12:35.

I had really wanted to get Mickey beignets, but I knew we needed some real food.

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Old 05-24-2013, 11:23 PM   #122
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We headed over to the River Belle Terrace to get some lunch. I really wanted to walk over to the Stage Door Cafe to get some Monte Cristo bites, but no one else wanted anything from over there and I needed to sit with the kids while everyone else went get food, so no Monte Cristo bites for me.







I got a BBQ beef sandwich that was pretty tasty. DD got a turkey sandwich and was very excited that it was on goldfish bread. I don't remember what everyone else ordered.



While we ate, we got to see Tiana's processional and recessional and could somewhat see her show.

DS dancing to Tiana's processional video





After we ate, we hopped over to the Pirates of the Caribbean.



Let me just say "WOW!" I knew the DL version was longer, but WDW can't even compare. It's so much more immersive and you feel like the caverns are so huge. We were all very impressed and enjoyed it immensely.

Quick potty break in New Orleans and then Haunted Mansion.







Next we headed back to ride Pooh









Then we got in line to see Tigger and Pooh. I asked them CM if any other friends were meeting today, but she said no.









There were only 2 people ahead of us in line, but Pooh and Tigger had to leave to take a honey break/ They said they'd be back in 5 minutes, so we just waited.

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Old 05-24-2013, 11:43 PM   #123
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Tigger and Pooh soon returned and it was quickly our turn.





















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After meeting Winnie, the kids want a soft serve ice cream b/c they saw someone with one earlier. I try to talk them into a Tigger Tail since we're in the area. Any passer by would have sworn that I was torturing these children. Can you imagine? Trying to get them a tasty treat! Oh, the humanity! I easily backed down on my beignets and Monte Cristo bites because I didn't want to make a big deal of out of it, but I'd reached my limit. Darn it we were getting Tigger Tails whether they liked it or not!













Got a Tigger Tail and a Mickey wand.


Eyes rolled back in his head, rubbing his belly, and moaning. I think he liked it!




They just asked me a couple of days ago when we could go back to Disneyland to get Tigger Tails. Wonder when they'll learn that I do know what I'm doing... Not holding my breath on that.

Another potty break on the way to Tarzan's Treehouse and Indiana Jones.


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Old 05-25-2013, 03:33 PM   #124
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Good for you, "torturing" them with treats! I made the mistake of only getting one Tigger Tail (and a few other treats to share) last time and only ended up with about two bites of it!! One of the best Disneyland-only treats!

We got to see Eeyore too when we saw Pooh and Tigger in March but over the years it has been hit and miss if/when he is out.

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Good for you, "torturing" them with treats! I made the mistake of only getting one Tigger Tail (and a few other treats to share) last time and only ended up with about two bites of it!! One of the best Disneyland-only treats!

We got to see Eeyore too when we saw Pooh and Tigger in March but over the years it has been hit and miss if/when he is out.

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I think this was the only treat that I wanted to get that I did get! It was delicious. Only got 2 though. $5 each, wow! I think I took 2 bites out of each. DS2 had a couple bites and then the older two had the rest to themselves. Good stuff.

We got to see Eeyore later in the week at Minnie & Friends. I had seen online that Rabbit was out the weekend before. I knew it was a long shot, but I was hoping!
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I think I failed to mention that DH had run over to get fastpasses for Indiana Jones while we finished up lunch at the River Belle Terrace. After finishing our "wow this is actually delicious, who knew?" treats, we head towards Indiana Jones. DS2 falls asleep in the stroller on the walk over. DS7, DH, and my dad go to ride IJ, while I visit Tarzan's Tree House with DD, and my mom sits by the stroller to watch over DS2.





























DD really enjoyed Tarzan's treehouse. I was a little nostalgic for Swiss Family Robinson, but it was cute and we enjoyed all the interactive elements.

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Old 05-26-2013, 07:44 PM   #127
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We had perfect timing and exited the treehouse right as the guys were exiting Indiana Jones. They LOVED it. There were 3 fastpasses left, so I decided to ride with DH and DS while my parents took DD and still sleeping ds2 to meet Tinkerbelle.

I really enjoyed Indiana Jones. The ball was working, but DH and DS were shocked when they saw it. Apparently it hadn't worked for their first ride. After, they enjoyed talking about the differences in their 2 rides.

As we were walking towards Tink, DH thought he spotted something through an entryway. Sure, enough, it was the Genie. He was very hard to see from the main thorough fare and there was no one going in to meet him. I felt a little bad for him!







The area was beautifully themed, and I was surprised to hear from his handler that it wasn't used for anything other than these hidden meet and greets.



We hadn't seen many characters, and I started to wonder if they'd been lurking right under our noses the whole time!

Walking to Pixie Hollow


We get to Pixie Hollow and I assume that my parents and DD are about to meet the fairies. There aren't too many people ahead of them in line. DS2 has woken up and is not enjoying the line, my dad exits the line with him and I go in to wait with mom and DD.

While waiting we see the Fairy Godmother and then Peter Pan and Wendy exiting Fantasyland and heading to the CM doors behind the Plaza Inn. I guess we'd been in Fantasyland too early to catch the characters and hadn't been back.



DH and DSs saw Peter and Wendy who stopped to talk to the crowd for a second as they walked. DH got this most unflattering pic with his cell.








I have no idea why the fairy line was moving so slowly. I kept wondering if the fairies were on a break, but the CM assured me they were not and the line was inching ever so slowly along. There were maybe 6 families ahead of us when I got into the line and it took us 45 minutes once I got in line to get to the meet. I figured they were spending a lot of time with each child, but they didn't spend that long with us, so I have no idea what the hold up was.

Pixie Hollow video



Photopass pics, some of these are redundant, but there were a lot of Fairy borders and I'll just post em all in case anyone is interested.












We met Silvermist and Iridessa. The handler said we should get back in line b/c Tink would be there in 20 minutes. Although DD had never met Tink before and really wanted to, none of us, including her, wanted to get right back in that line again.


The guys rode Buzz while we met the Fairies.






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Old 05-28-2013, 09:32 PM   #128
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The Pixie Hollow line seems to be one of the slower ones, not sure why. I'm sure some families definitely take their time with each fairy.

Great that you got to see the Genie without a line. I kept peeking back there when we walked through Adventureland but he was never out.

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Just found your TR and I am loving it. I'm wondering what those tigger tails are made of. I just gotta have one. They look amazing.
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Just found your TR and I am loving it. I'm wondering what those tigger tails are made of. I just gotta have one. They look amazing.
I can answer that! Tigger Tails are several marshmallows on a stick, covered in caramel, covered in orange-colored dipping chocolate, sprinkled with orange sugar, and drizzled with a chocolate stripe. They are a delicious Disneyland exclusive, found only in the Pooh Corner shop near the Splash Mountain exit.

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I can answer that! Tigger Tails are several marshmallows on a stick, covered in caramel, covered in orange-colored dipping chocolate, sprinkled with orange sugar, and drizzled with a chocolate stripe. They are a delicious Disneyland exclusive, found only in the Pooh Corner shop near the Splash Mountain exit.

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Thanks PHXscuba. I thought they looked like marshmallows. I'm in the beginning stages of planning a trip next January. The Tigger Tails are on the top of my list. They look awesome.
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Thanks PHXscuba. I thought they looked like marshmallows. I'm in the beginning stages of planning a trip next January. The Tigger Tails are on the top of my list. They look awesome.
They were delish!! You must torture your family with some!

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We exit the fairies and DH, DSs, and dad are about to get onto the Astro Orbitor. The CM sees us talking across the queue to them and offers to let dd in to ride with them.







DH had also gotten Space Mountain Fastpasses while we were waiting on the fairies (plus he had 3 left from the morning), so I took the older kids while DH, mom, dad, and ds2 found a spot to sit and get a snack. It was dd's first time and she LOVED it. LOVED it. Unfortunately, you cannot see her in the pic!



I left my camera with DH in case they saw any characters (or did anything else cute) with DS. This is funny b/c DH HATES taking pictures and HATES searching for or waiting to see characters. But, lo and behold Minnie came out and walked right by them stopping to meet DS. And DH took pictures for me!!





While we were riding, DH got fastpasses for Star Tours.
We came out, and DH said that my parents had decided to leave and go back to the hotel for the night. He also said that DS2 was getting really tired and cross, so he was going to take him back to the room too. He gave me all of their tickets for fastpass collection purposes and they left.

On their way out, DH and DS ran into Pinocchio


Then they saw Donald and Daisy meeting for True Love week, so they hopped in line. The line was about 40 minutes long. I was surprised to hear that there was not a photopass photographer with them and DH only had his phone.


After they left Donald and Daisy, they saw Goofy and headed over to him.



After meeting Goofy, DH saw the Mickey and Minnie in her heart Valentine's dress were replacing Donald and Daisy, so he tried to go over to meet them, but the CM had closed the line, so they headed out of the park. We never did make it back to see Minnie in her special Valentine's dress. Oh well. I'm the only one who cared about that and I heard from others that their line was always pretty long. We met Mickey and Minnie many other times in other outfits with little to no wait.

Meanwhile, the kids wanted to get right back on Space Mountain so we went right back on. This time we knew to wait for a front seat.



DS cracks me up in these pics.

After that was done, they wanted to ride SM again. So, back on we went with our last 3 passes.



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Love the silly Space Mountain pictures. Glad your DD liked her first ride -- it's a milestone for Disney-loving kids.

You really did see a lot of characters, either together or separately!

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Love the silly Space Mountain pictures. Glad your DD liked her first ride -- it's a milestone for Disney-loving kids.

You really did see a lot of characters, either together or separately!

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She hated Pirates and Haunted Mansion. Refused to do Tower of Terror even though she'd done it at WDW when she was 4. But, oh how she loved Space Mountain!!

We did see a lot of characters. We missed a number that I really wanted to see. But, we did see so many without too much waiting (other than the princesses) and without really going out of our way to find them or taking away from our ride time. It was a happy medium.
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