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Old 05-19-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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05/19/2013 - 05/22/2013... My DLR trip with my 3 girls. **Full Trip Report now up**

First... start with the cast of characters...
A: the lovely mother of my 3 girls.
KEW: 6.5..Disney veteran supreme
CEW: Turned 4 yesterday... she is jazzed to get a Disney trip for her Bday vs. for KEW's like normal.
VEW: 8 months... LOVING IT!!

05/19/2013....05:17..
Delayed departure (by 77 mintues!!!) - All 3 girls awake, happy and excited.




Leaving Phoenix on the 10..



05/19/2013....06:45....
CEW: "We are far away from home, but I don't see Disneyland anywhere!" Snacks have started.

Forgot girl's water bottles - DOH!!

VEW is the only kid sleeping.

05/19/2013....07:19....
Gas up and bathroom break at Exit 5 complete (the last full-service exit before communist

country..) Sport-topped water bottles purchased and back on the road. All three girls awake and

not angry... next stop.... Gestapo fruit checkpoint.

05/19/2013....07:52....
Activities called into action. VEW won't take formula or water bottle and is NOT a happy baby.

05/19/2013....08:42....
Pit Stop in middle of nowhere for KEW to get sick (throwing up into a cup). Changed CEW/KEW's

clothes, fed and changed VEW. Back on road after what seemed like an eternity.

05/19/2013....09:05....
KEW asleep. Wind farms in view




05/19/2013....10:17....
30 miles away and stuck in gridlock traffic
All 3 kids FINALLY asleep.

05/19/2013....10:18....
Found English language radio station - SINATRA!!! 88.1 KJAZZ


05/19/2013....10:32....
Nearly there!!!




05/19/2013....11:55....
In queue for Pirates after grabbing Indiana Jones Fast pass.



What I wouldn't give to get in here.....




There was some sort of scavenger hunt going on, lots of teams were seen.... they seemed fixated

on this map...



05/19/2013....12:35....
Haunted Mansion Queue looked longer than the 10 minutes quoted by mousewait... Decided not to

chance it as our FP return times were 12:35 - 13:35.. got kids frozen lemonades, and a snack pack

thing... A and I split a clam chowder bread bowl... let the kids feed some of it to the Disney

ducks.






05/19/2013....12:57....
With lunch finished, and not wanting to push our luck, we headed to Indy to use the fast pass..
KEW LOVED it. Other than the opening where you aren't supposed to look into the diety's eyes,

she was excited and grinning EAR TO EAR... she was tall enough to ride this last trip, but the CM

working the like refused to let her in even though she was touching the bottom of the height

marker... they even made her stand in again, and she's over California Screaming tall now... I

must say, they really smoothed the ride out. It was AWESOME. I didn't even remember it being

this awesome, and so smooth. Was really jerky in 2011 last time I rode it. We were up front, and

I was the one driving!!

On the way back to Haunted Mansion, stopped here for a pic. Most of you probably get the

significance, but park goers were looking at us strangely...




05/19/2013....13:35....
In queue for Haunted Mansion. KEW is complaining her stomach is hurting again... going to be the

last ride for a bit. I took VEW, and CEW and KEW rode with A. KEW was super afraid for some

reason... the thinks the lyrics say "Tear your eyes" instead of "terrorize", and she's never been

when it was traditional HM vs. Nightmare before Christmas version...Afterwards, she was LOVING

it. VEW fell asleep on the ride in my arms. We double timed it back to the hotel as our room

was ready when we were having lunch. A nice early room...

05/19/2013....14:00....
In the room. Courtyard view. (144x room) Never had this view before. The monorail zooms by

every 5 mins or so. Kind of a trek and have to use lobby elevators, so I hope the morning goes

smoothly. KEW is in the bunk bed resting. Out on the balcony with a cold Hop Knot IPA from AZ...



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Old 05-19-2013, 08:02 PM   #2
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Wow I hope you have a wonderful trip!
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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I am driving to Disney in a couple of week from Phoenix and I hope we can be on the road that early! Have fun!
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:34 PM   #4
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I am driving to Disney in a couple of week from Phoenix and I hope we can be on the road that early! Have fun!
I grew up in Queen Creek and my sis still lives there. I wish I still lived there.
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I like your style, "whoever"
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:01 PM   #6
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I am so glad you are doing a live trip report . I hope you and your family have a great trip....I hope your little one feels better too. Can't wait to read how the rest of your trip goes .
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:29 PM   #7
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Thanks for the photo of 1764 on the sunken crypt. As a result I did a google search. Wow. Very interesting and way more info. than I expected in the blog. I found. (Warning: make sure you have time to read a LOT of info!)

http://longforgottenhauntedmansion.b...emptation.html
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:10 PM   #8
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Love this report! Can't wait for the next installment!!
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Thanks for the live report...I love it! This is the same road trip I travel except my DD6 refuses to sleep on the way there! Hope your little one's tummy troubles go away!
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:27 AM   #10
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05/19/2013....17:00..
Well rested and the kids feeling better, we headed into DCA through the Grand Californian Entrance. Minutes later, we were in line for Ariel's Undersea Adventure.














05/19/2013....17:23..
Headed over to Goofy's Sky School and grabbed fast passes for 18:00-19:00 return time. Made a call that Mickey's Fun Wheel of DOOM looked not too bad wait-wise. Little did we know, that one person in line in front of us was saving a spot for no less than NINE other people who were apparently in line getting beers somewhere because the stream of them nudging past us in line was non-stop.. All 3 kids LOVED the fun wheel of doom rocking gondolas... my middle girl laughing UNCONTROLLABLY, and just going insane.






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Old 05-20-2013, 12:12 PM   #11
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Awesome update!! You totally had me fooled....fulle expected you were going to dinner at BB, which would have been loveky, no doubt! However, there really isn't anything that even comes close to Club 33!!! Can't wait to see your pictures!
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Loving this TR - keep it coming! What an incredibly awesome surprise for your wife
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Great and detailed TR! Can't wait to see the pics. Everytime I saw <insert pic> there was no pic - bummer Glad you all had a good time - and yes, there's never enough energy!
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Great and detailed TR! Can't wait to see the pics. Everytime I saw <insert pic> there was no pic - bummer Glad you all had a good time - and yes, there's never enough energy!
I'll work on the pics on the drive back. Make the wife drive while I post-process and generally just separate the wheat from the chaff. Will probably be Thursday evening by the time I get most of them up...maybe into Friday... Just too long of days...
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