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Old 08-19-2006, 02:31 PM   #121
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Just wanted to let you know that I am still reading the trip report and still really enjoying it! If I may ask, what was the price on the glittery up dos and the hair color? I think our family could really get into that!!

You guys all look so happy! What a way to grow closer as a family (bickering and all)!!
The hairdos are very reasonable actually. For just a style and the colored gel with pixie dust is ONLY $5! It hink it is the best bargain in the parks. If you get an actual cut I think it is 15 for kids and 19 for adults. Either way--very reasonable. They do a great job on the cuts and all of my kids got their first haircuts at Magic Kingodm. All by Michael who is great.

We are a close, happy, bickering, dancing down the middle of Main Street humiliating each othre family.

Thanks for reading. I am almost finished with this report because I am leaving to go back in 10 days!
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Me thinks this is my new favorite trip report!

Disneyland Mama I am quite honored and humbled at your compliment!
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Still Too Excited to Sleep—6/2 Princess Breakfast, Jasmine themed meltdowns and those

After Stitch got us to our feet we grabbed the Trailblazer and headed to Epcot. Those princesses would be waiting and we had an 8:30 ressie. Another opportunity to walk through an almost empty park and snap photos. Rachel had awakened up early again and had chosen her Aurora outfit to wear to her grand breakfast.

On the way to the restaurant we stopped to photograph the topiaries of the princesses in the theme of the new postage stamps.



About this time my little Sleeping Beauty decided she did not want to be dressed as Aurora. She saw a little girl in a Jasmine costume and declared that she too would prefer to be Jasmine. She declared it as she stomped on the ground and shrieked at the top of her lungs. I had planned to buy her a Jasmine outfit on this trip, but this would not be the way. She cried the whole way to the restaurant. She cried while we waited for our table. She even refused to be photographed with the most beautiful Belle.

We got to the table and Princess Aurora approached. She fussed over the fact that she was dressed like her. Rachel got a big smile on her face and there was peace in the World Showcase again!



She was anxious to go and take a picture with Belle now.



After we returned to the table from Belle Jasmine was approaching. Would Rachel meltdown when she was Jasmine? Would the hissy start all over again? No one knew but when Jasmine stood with Rachel she looked up and said “I was supposed to look like you, but I ended up looking like Aurora by accident."



After breakfast we grabbed fastpasses and hit the rides. We did get around to buying that jasmine costume and headed to World Showcase to find that princess. We stopped for a photo with Gipetto on our way.



My princess looked beautiful next to Jasmine. I can not blame Rachel for wanting to look like that! I teased Drew as he got in the photo. He was kinda fond of that princess too!





While in Future World we wanted to spend some time in Image Works and Figment. We also wanted to spend a little more time in Innoventions. We had missed most of that on our other days in Epcot. After riding Figment and watching Honey I Shrunk the Audience, we went to spend some time in Imageworks. We had a blast making music and jumping on those big dots. We also sent some emails and Rachel struck up a conversation with the cast member displaying the digital cameras. Rachel was invited in to the lab and the really nice cast member posed Rachel for some great pictures.



We had a lot of fun, but had reservations at the Luau for the 5:15 show. We wanted to change clothes and clean up first so we headed for the parking lot. We were parked in one of the first spots so it only took a few minutes to get there. So far another day with very little fighting!

When we arrived at the hotel we only had a few minutes to change and head to the Polynesian. Rachel also has a Lilo costume but it is not your traditional Lilo costume. It is not the red dress with the white flowers that Lilo wears. It is a hula costume that she wore in one of the shows. Rachel wanted to wear it so we put it on. The boys had not brought their Hawaiian shirts for this trip. They just wore t-shirts and shorts.

We headed to the Poly and valet parked for free. I love that Dining Card. We stopped by the gift shop because I wanted to buy flowers for Rachel’s hair. We walked out with flowers but also with Stitch t-shirts for the guys to wear.



When we lined up for the luau there were the cutest little girls in front of us. Rachel of course struck up a conversation and the parents were very chatty as well. It felt good to have a full conversation with adults. They were very nice and the girls were enchanted with each other. One of their daughters was the same age as Rachel and one was only 2. We learned that the family was from Canada so the boys started calling them darn Canadians. They got a real kick out of that. When it was time to get their photo taken the youngest refused to look at the photographer. Rachel stepped in front of the cameraman and called the little girl’s name. It worked! The girl looked at Rachel and the photographer was able to snap a great pic!

The mother was thrilled. It was our turn to take our picture now. Drew was wearing a silly hat and the photographer was calling him Gilligan. He got a kick out of that as well.



The other family asked if I would like to get our tables close together. When we got to the front we realized our tables were very close. There was one table between us and we were in the front and center table. I was so excited. I had been to the luau before but had only gotten really far back seats. With little ones that is important.

The luau started and we were enjoying the opening show. They had changed it a little since we saw it in 2004 but the story line was the same. The couple from Canada were celebrating their anniversary on the trip. When they had all of the celebrating couples come to the front to dance. I was able to get some great pictures for them. Just as they served the main course the rain really started to come down. I jumped up to run and get the stroller. The autograph books were in there and I wanted to protect those!

I was thrilled to see that the strollers had all been moved under cover by the cast members. I wondered how they would finish the show. The show went without a hitch, it just all occurred under cover. More Disney Magic. The rain stopped just in time for the fire twirler guy to come out. He is really amazing!



We really enjoyed the luau and for those of you who are wondering the adult meals are great. It is chicken rather than fish which I always find weird! They have a menu of drinks, but I refrain most of the time when I am alone with the kids! The vegetables are really good. You get wine free I believe, but I never drink wine. The kids’ meals however are horrible. This is the case every time I go to the luau. They were bad in 2001, 2004 and 2006. They serve pre boxed dinners of hot dogs and nuggets. The hotdog buns are always rock hard and the nuggets are just plain bad!

After the luau we headed to the beach. We were heading to the Magic Kingdom for a little bit. We walked the beach from the Poly to the Grand Floridian and caught the monorail from there.



That beach is beautiful and very romantic. It made me miss Malcolm even more so we called him while we were walking. We also played in the sand a little.

When we got to the monorail stand we were lucky enough to get in the front. The driver was very nice and talkative. While we were waiting for everyone else to board he called me to the doorway. He pointed out the beautiful sunset so I took a photo!

We did not stay at the Magic Kingdom very late that night. We rode some rides and went to Toontown to see who was in the Hall of Fame. No one new so we rode Goofy’s Barnstormer and headed to Frontierland to ride Splash Mountain. We had a big day planned for the next day. We were heading to MGM and the Bippity Boppity Boutique followed by a dinner with Cinderella and the pumpkin changing momma.

We rode the monorail back to the Polynesian where they were serving more of those great cookies. We grabbed a cookie and waited for the valet to bring our car. Love that Dining Experience card!

Off to our very own piece of the world where we would welcome ourselves home. When we arrived at the lot there was a big old red van right in my piece of the world! I huffed as I drove up and down the aisles looking for an alternative spot. I had to park by the front lobby. As I walked past the front desk I had half a mind to complain to the authorities that someone was in my spot!

Oh well, I guess that is what happens when you usurp the pizza guys parking spot. Power Rangers take me away!
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There were cookies at the Polynesian? I was there for 4 nights and never got a cookie.

Your pictures are great! I love Rachel and Jasmine...my 6yo son thinks she is cute...
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:06 PM   #125
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Hi! Looking forward to your BBB adventure. I'm taking DD there when we hit the *world* next month. Would love to hear your take on it.
Thanks for sharing your great trip and wonderful family pics! What lucky kids to have a momma like you!
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Still Too Excited to Sleep—6/3 Bippity Boppity Boutique and a Snooty Waiter at Cinder

We headed to MGM shortly after our call from Stitch. Sleeping Beauty stayed asleep on this fateful morning. It was a Star Wars Weekend but since we had dedicated the entire last visit to MGM to Star Wars I wanted to get some of the playschool stuff done today. We grabbed a map and headed to Bear’s House.



Of course Rachel met a little girl and when it came to dancing she got down with the best of them. Stevie managed to get a few moves in his groove, but Drew was determined to not dance! We watched Playhouse Disney and rode the Great Movie Ride and I noticed Drew was kinda itching to do something. He really wanted to play Who Wants to be a Millionaire but did not want to be selfish. I told him that I thought we could find time to fit it in. He is such a good kid!

We went to the Beauty and the Beast Show next. i love that show. It makes me so happy even though it is an abbreviated version. There was a lady that sat right in front of us ans she was wearing this really snazzy hat. She must have been a member of the Red Hat Society! Cracked me up!





sighhhhhhhhh



After Belle and her Beast we were off to see the action of Indy. Love him!



We managed to watch almost all of the shows and fit in some of the Star Wars stuff too. We did not get to see Ariel or Beauty and the Beast on this day, but I was determined we would see both on this trip!

We left around 2:30 to get to Downtown Disney where our resident princess had a date with beauty. We checked in to the Bippity Boppity Boutique where they made Rachel feel very special from the beginning. When we arrived at the check in the cast member retrieved a paper that read Princess Rachel. She was told to use the paper to choose which style she wanted. They gave us a light up disc and told us that it would be a few minutes.

We had brought our own Cinderella dress but we did not have all of the accessories.
You know Cinderella must have the latest in accessories. So in the time that we waited for the light up hockey puck to go off we grabbed up shoes a wand and a perfect crown. Drew had been regretting not buying a video game during our previous trip Down Town so we picked that up as well. Rachel seemed just as intrigued with the skulls that you could fill with eyeballs as she did with the crown and wand.

Just as we were paying for all of our loot and getting a whopping ten percent off with our annual pass the hockey puck started to shine. It was time for the not so extreme makeover.

The boys sat on the couch and played their video games while Rachel climbed up in the beauty chair. She chose the princess do. The cast member that made her up was really nice to her. The photographer also took our photopass card and took photos throughout the entire makeover. When you book you can purchase the $175.00 package that includes the costume and photos throughout the experience. We already had the costume, but I still wanted pictures. Apparently everyone gets pictures on their photopass card they just only offer that information up if you ask!



It was very quick to get hair, makeup and nails done. The entire process took about 30 minutes. Now if you do the full package you get photos taken and they actually print out a package of pictures for you to take. Everyone can get the photos taken for free. They just put them on the pass instead of giving you the prints.



The only negative in the experience is that to get the photos, you have to go to the Art of Disney Store waaaaaaaaay down from the World of Disney. Now, normally that may not have been a bad thing. Most people probably like to explore the stores anyway. The problem for us was that we had reservations coming up at Cinderella’s Royal Table and Rachel was wearing those really cute but not so functional Cinderella shoes! It did not help that it felt to be about 1000 degrees!

We did make it to the photo shoot and we did get some beautiful pictures of my girl! We made our way to the Toy store as well because one of the boys was looking for a very specific item. Unfortunately, I can not remember what it was!

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We would not have time to make it back to the room before our reservation and although the princess looked beautiful, the rest of us were kinda stinkiy! We ran back through the World of Disney and got some clothes! We picked up a Tink shirt for me and red collared shirts for my guys.

Now we needed to get those clothes on! We made it to the car and I drove to the back of the parking lot. I do not remember why but we all had clean shorts in the car! We pulled to the back lot and I told the kids to change in the backseat. Now I also had to change. I pulled off one shirt and put on the next without much drama. The shorts were going to prove to be a challenge. Just as I was changing the Disney Security car pulled up to us. I rushed to get everything tucked in and buttoned in time! The officer just wanted to tell me that I could not park sideways like I was!

No problem, we were leaving anyway! The boys really got a kick out of me almost getting caught naked in the Disney parking lot!

We headed to the Grand Floridian to park our Chariot so we could take the monorail over to the Magic Kingdom.

Into the Magic Kingdom and off to the castle. I was really looking forward to checking out the new show. We have eaten breakfast in the castle many times. We have also eaten dinner there, but there was never the show before. The thing I was very much looking forward to was the photo opportunity and the lithograph. The first thing we did was take a picture with beautiful ‘Rella herself. She was so beautiful and of couse my clan made her even more so.



The waiter came to the table and he was nothing if not unfriendly! He was very snooty in fact. He took our orders and even managed to roll his eyes a few times. Halfway through the dinner Rachel decided that all of that Bippity Bobbity Boutique paraphernalia was just too much. She demanded that stuff be removed from her hair right then. I removed the hair pieces so that we could enjoy dinner.

The “show” left a lot to be desired. It consisted of the Fairy Godmother and Suzie and Perla dancing around the tables. Because our table was on the outer rim of the room the Fairy Godmother barely made it past our table. There was no stopping for photos much less autographs. The castle is beautiful and I love the atmosphere. I almost fell as though the show took away from the experience. I did enjoy the photo with Cinderella and the complimentary lithograph but I think I will stay with breakfast from now on.

After dinner we rode a few rides and headed back to the hotel. As we walked down the sidewalk we found yet more evidence that a hobo was staying amongst us. Clothes were scattered amongst the path.

It is the end of June the 3rd and our trip is almost over. Makes me sad, but it has already been a very funfilled vacation. As we drifted off (of course the Power Rangers were guarding over us) I thought of how lucky I am to have such a great family. We have so much fun in the world and I am sure there was some bickering on this day, but who can remember all of that when you feel this good? I am lucky with my not so Disney husband too. Even though he is not a Disney fan, he allows us to go and have a great time. It is a sacrifice to go two weeks without your family around.

So, until the 4th where we will try Animal Kingdom again. . . . . maybe!
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Bibbity-Bobbity did your DD's hair so pretty! I am a hairdresser so I KNOW
What did you do about your snotty waiter who's eyes were dramatic??? That's alot of $$$$ for a drama queen waiter! I hope that happens to me though. I'm all prepared to handle snotty CM's.

Hurry with Animal Kingdom. I'm anxious!

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Okay Utah Mama--I told him that he was taking a little bit of magic out of my trip! He replied that he did not meean to chastise my lady! That was that--We had fun to spite! Hey Mama you got a few days before you go--get to makin' a hat!
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Hi Rhonda,

Loving the report. But you better hurry with this one because soon you will have to write the next one.
Rachel looks absolutely adorable, a real princess.

Too funny about you and the security guard almost seeing "all" of you. Thank god you can get dressed fast!!

See you in "our normal spot"!!

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Still loving your report! Your kids are adorable You know they should come up with some kind of BBB type thing for boys - like a place where they can get dressed up like a Pirate or Peter Pan or Tarzan or a Prince and get photos in different scenes. My boys would love that - Or is there already a boy thing that I just don't know about?
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no nov disney dreams--(hey I will be there in November too) there is nothing like it for boys. They sell costumes but that is it. They have the boys room that they really talked up on the phone, but when you get there it is some pirate stuff and video games for sale! Not quite equal!

Glad you are enjoying the report. I must finish for I leave to go back in 6 days!
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Thanks so much for the photo's, it looks like it was a fun experience for you little princess! DD loved seeing your little princess all made up. She looks beeeeutiful!
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.........ha, i been trying for the past week but it's been one
thing or another...even sick..me> ]

[so i've been entertaining myself by re-reading your funnies..they
always lifted my spirits!... {i'll bet i read this 10x,and still finding
new stuff each time!]

why so determined?...*** it drawn on me [ ] that this has been
more than a magnificent report....rather a great guide on how to do a
disney vacation right! [..truly, an expert @ "play",
by any imagination including walt's! * from a beginner, reports
like your's, utah's #1 mother, hucfier's, hauntygirl's, are signifiicant better
than benbahn [respectfully mis-speelled & i been readin them since 99].

here's a tippo..when trying to help others [lackin disney knowledge-like me],
i used the things from your guys reports..hope that's okay?

my personal take from reading others'? is learning all the tidbits that makes
up a sucessful vacation versus a "failed" investment...i also think there are
many chosing not to do disney secondary, lacking knowledge instead of
money. upmost, is variety..in that if one set forth certain prefect
expectations,will only increase the rate of feeling doom...go!, with hopes and
the willness to make changes...will lead to unexpected magic.. something i learned from this most excellent trippie!


doing disney right, is doing it your way! that is, best for your own family interests?

oh,boy--do i like yours ever more! [& hoping you share your next one too!]

insighty.. it most likely because iam not a real disney fan compare to
the experts on these boards..but..my profession allows me to cross over
[just a lil]...& i do believe putting my feelings into the way i live life...which
explains why i think your report is so valuable...#1..not putting pressure
on my children to act a certain way and to respect their limitations..then
keeping one eye opened, to catch their reactions...#2.. a failed expectation
only resulted in a lil blimp,then a new/sometimes better opportunity for your
family..including those "acting poorly" around you.. "pardon me, get off of my
cloud!" ha! finally#3, only permitting your kids to be grumpy before becoming
sad..by reidrecting them back to ..& using the disney props!

thanks for sharing esp. the walk on the beach...talk about
bringing the magic home!.."i sure bet it made your husband felt .
actually, that is my all time moment reading here!

pic..wised..did you see? mr.huficer? hands all stretched out..
waiting for jasmine..just saying, i know what he meant! & then all the lil
..and brothers..hit home! ok? ,will trade sister..for
video game.. ,and the older one ..what all american boy
wouldn't, when it comes to jasmine? ..you certainly are a keen mother & one
heck of a disney guide [ stolen from dino..yep, reading your story, then
seeing your son displaying is hard-earned trophy..made me ...

i know many are wanting proper structure and reports formated to a
english class..problem is..life is sponateous and does not follow a organixed
order of events...poof,magic happens!..so to redo or put such restrictions,
will lose alot of the stories..the feelings..and disney knowledge. a big part of
the magic is helping others to find theirs? i know this* *** many times our
family was reacting the same way you was describing...like the lula, ours
rained too..unfortunatley...wiped up the ladies ..in front of us.. but leaving
us by ourselves...dead center! life can be so funny....& interesting...now if
they hadn't been so ,we could have "worked' them in...sometimes it
pays to have a attitude?


what others think can interfere with having fun...therefore, i try to make it
a habit to pass them on by...i forgot to mentioned, alot of my input is based
on my experiences. if i have listened to some, i would have missed out on
some of the best moments in my life...& some amazing adventures! disney
2 me, is all about "out to have some fun!" me>

some are surprises...2002..pre cruise show...chip & dale are working the
crowd..when our daughter [all of 4 y/o] yells out ..let's here it for "chipppie"!
it was so quiet just before..so her voice carried ..next thing i know, the
whole place clapping for "chippie"...who would've thought? to this day, i have
no idea what made her did that....except giving us the chance to her!

ok..you do realized there no way to comment on all the things? but..
your hair..was just like wishes! did you get alot attention from others?
..it also reminded me..@ mnnshp...we "all" got our face painting! our daughter
got a kick out of that..we matched up!

p.s...it is assumed your title from the commercial?
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6/4 Still Too Excited to Sleep—Whispering Canyon Café-- NOT—MGM Instead!

So we got up—you should know the routine by now! Stitch starts it out, we dress and load up sleeping beauty leave our very own parking piece of the world and head to the Animal Kingdom, right???? WRONG!!! I really really really wanted to ride Expedition Everest without the worry of what might happen to the kids while I was fighting the Yeti. So, the kids still do not know this. Of course, they will if and when they read this report. I had prearranged an in-room sitter. They were to come to the room and stay with Rachel while I rand to AK and rode Everest. I would return and pick her up and she would never be the wiser.

So here is how it happened. The sitter, a lady named Kim, arrived at 7:40. I was dressed and ready to leave. The boys were so sound asleep, and had not had a sleep in day yet. I decided I would leave all of the kids with Kim while I ran to the park. I left the room and got to the park early enough to be almost first in line. I went through the gate and watched Awakenings. It is a whole different experience without kids saying “pick me up” “Will you stop touching me”, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I live for those moments!

I ran straight to Expedition Everest and grabbed Fastpasses. Okay, get ready for the flames! I have two kids tickets and they do not require finger scanning. The cast member was not paying much attention so I scanned those two tickets in addition to mine. I was then able to get fastpasses for the boys since we were all coming to the park soon! The plan was to then to ride standby and return to fastpass line. Well just as I entered the standby line the cast member said that the train was down and they did not know how long but would not let anyone line up. Wow! All that money to pay a sitter so I could ride in peace and this was the outcome. Hmmph! I was tempted to stick around but I did not want the kids to be alarmed when they woke up and I was not there. I turne to walk away just as the cast member announced it was opened. I raced to the front of the line. I rode it in peace. I took lots of photos on the ride! It was so much fun. The first time I rode I did not think it was that great. I guess because I was preoccupied. This time I thought it was fantastic. I giggled the entire way through the ride. There was a man in the seat beside me and he was getting quite a kick out of my reaction.

Oh by the way, the reason the line was closed is because they were filming the ride for some video!

I rode again on my fastpass. I had as much fun this time as I did the first time.



I raced through Asia and returned to my car. I jumped in and returned to the hotel and returned to the room with the kids never even knowing I had left! I got everyone up and dressed and we started back toward the Animal Kingdom.

We rode a few rides and and had a good time for all. Anytime I am in the Animal Kingdom, no matter what, I think of the song “Ugly Bug” Ball”. I love that song. I love Haley Mills and I just love the movie that song came from. So I walk through the hot park behind the fighting kids singing “Gotta crawl, gotta crawl, gotta crawl to the ugly bug ball!”





After just a few hours though the boys started to become a little sad that Star Wars weekends was over for them.

It was only around noon but we decided they were finished at Animal Kingdom for this trip. They asked if we could go back to MGM for another whirl at that Star Wars stuff. So we got in our rented Trail Blazer and headed towards MGM.

The kids had a good time just walking through the store and the character areas. We had already gotten a lot of autographs, but they were just enjoying being there. The kids wanted to eat at 50’s Prime Time and we had reservations for Whispering Canyon for this evening and for 50’s for the 6th. I called and was able to get a reservation for 6:20.









We walked through the Narnia exhibit and I know it has gotten some bad press on these boards, but we absolutely loved it. In fact we walked through everything for quite some time after the other people had all gone.



After the exhibit it was time to head to dinner. When we walked out of Narnia one of those sudden but brutal Florida storms blew in. it was raining VERY hard. We were under cover and luckily the stroller was dry. This was the one day that we had not carried our ponchos with us! There was a sidewalk vendor across the street and she had ponchos. We ran across through the rain and got wet to buy ponchos so that we would not get wet. I am not sure where the logic was on this day. The poor cast member was trying to move this huge display of shirts that were getting rained on. So, my good sons set out to help. We all helped her lift the display and move it to dryer land. After we had our ponchos we thought we would try to make it to the restaurant. Now there is quite some distance between where we were and 50’s. But hey we had ponchos. I had covered Rachel and the stroller with an adult poncho.

As we walked across the open area around the hat, it looked as though no one else was in the park. Suddenly the rain tripled in strength. It was really coming down and those ponchos were not built for monsoons. There was a cast member running across a few feet from us and he yelled something about the rain and that it was the first day of hurricane season!

We made it to 50’s and parked the stroller. I covered it with the poncho and hoped for the best. It was a rental so I knew it was built to last!

During dinner we were lucky to have been seated between two great families. To our right was a family filled with teenagers. They were having a blast! On the left were four adults and behind us were their four children. It soon became on big party. I ordered the herb fried cheese from recommendations on the boards. Now I must admit I thought it to be kinda gross. Just not my cup of tea. Our waitress made several comments about being overworked. I do not think it was just part of the act. She really seemed disgruntled. Earlier in the week a local had told me that Disney was down many employees and I think maybe some of the cast members were picking up too many shifts. There was still more than our share of magic, but we did seem to run into some Grumpies that were not dwarfs.

I do not remember what everyone ordered, but I do know that I ordered the fried chicken. Now I really wanted to try that out. It was like a whole freakin’ chicken that thye brought out. Steven had agreed to share the chicken when we ordered and we would still have a lotleft. One of the kids at the table behind us was really upset that she had not gotten the chicken. She was whining because she was still hungry. I think she had shared a meal with her brother. So, I offered our extra. The mother happily took me up on it. After all, we had extra plates so we had not eaten around or touched the chicken. I think the father was a little embarrassed. Now here is the funny part. The father was embarrassed to take the chicken, but when I explained that we would have three uneaten, unordered desserts he happily ordered one of those humungous sundae with popcorn things. The kids behind us split two sundaes.

This is where it gets weird. I think the waitress was a little ticked that I ordered desserts and then gave them away. We never received our check. It was taking forever. So when the waitress came by I explained that we were on the dining plan and could we just give her the card now. A few minutes later this really hateful manager approached our table. She said that it was obvious that my kids were children and should have ordered off of the kids menu. What? They make you pay adult meal prices for the dining plan for anyone over ten and I had paid an adult price, should have been allowed to order an adult meal. Drew does not eat chicken strips and hot dogs he eats salmon. Now, I remember what he ate that night! She huffed a little more then left with my card. She finally brought it back and she had taken four table service credits off. We only had three meals. I explained this to her and she said that they did not allow sharing. I told her I knew that was wrong. She finally gave me my credit back.

When we left the restaurant it was already after eight and the park closed at nine. We headed to see Ariel sing lalalalalalala.



After the show we went into the Art of Animation. By the time we got to the area where the Cars cutouts were we were the only ones left in that whole area of the park. We took some cute photos and just walked around a bit until the cast member told us they were closing.




We made our way to the front and shopped a little. We were scheduled to return here on the sixth so we would have one more day at MGM. We finally made our way to the car and drove the very short distance to our hotel. I was a little regretful however that we had skipped out of our reservation at Whispering Canyon. I love that place. Can I have some ketchup please? We will definitely head there during our September trip and I won’t let anyone stop me!

We pulled into our piece of the world and made our way to Power Rangers dreaming.
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