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Old 04-25-2007, 12:37 AM   #136
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Hey Dawn! I just wanted to pop in and wish you a happy trip - I know it's coming up soon! Don't forget the alcoholic slushies in France - I expect a full blown review when you come back!
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:36 AM   #137
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shopping update!!!!!!!!!!!!

not much of an update, but we did do a bit of disney shopping this past weekend. first of all, i got another pair of crocs to go with my kermie shirt. nope, not lime green. just the regular olive green color. i'm more of an earth-tone girl as opposed to the more brightly colored footwear that seems to be popular here at the DIS. here's a picture of all the crocs i've purchased just for this trip.....i know, pathetic!



here's a closeup of the jibbitz i got (which are currently on my green pair since those are the first pair i'll be wearing).



we did a lot of clothes shopping which i'm not posting pics of here. you'll see those anyway! plus some of what we got is underwear and i'm sure you don't want to see those.....this is a family show!

got lots of odds and ends we'll need for the trip. the coffee is for the coffee maker swap i'm on.....can't live without my caffeine! i already have LOTS of travel-sized stuff b/c i travel a lot to see my family. so i didn't have to buy a lot of that stuff. i also got a case of water to take with me to save some $$$, but it's sitting on my garage floor and you guys know what water bottles look like. and i refuse to take a picture of my dirty garage floor!!!



i let DH pick out the backpack he wanted since he'd be the one carrying it most of the time. he did good. it has lots of pockets. and pockets are very important to me!



plus the best part is that it's a camel pack......check it out!!!



it's insulated so it will keep the water cold. i'm gonna take like three water bottles a day and put them in our (rented from pop) fridge overnight to get cold, then transfer them into the camel pack and see how that works...instead of lugging around water bottles in the backpack. more room for stuff we probably don't need!

and the best part..........tah daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah..................



i got a passporter!!! it rocks!!!!!!!!!!! god bless border's online inventory search! that's the only place i could find it and put it on hold.

so i think we're all set. the only thing i have left to buy is sugar and cream for my coffee and that'll have to wait until the day before we leave. other than that, we're set.

10 more days until we leave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:44 AM   #138
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I can't see the pictures! And about the underwear, maybe we would like to see them................
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:57 PM   #139
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I can't see the pictures! And about the underwear, maybe we would like to see them................
they're downloaded from photobucket and it was acting wierd - freezing up when i downloaded them. i can see them. try again later and see if you can then. i couldn't see utahmama's pics on the peeps thread earlier, probably something to do with photobucket's website???
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Old 04-25-2007, 02:26 PM   #140
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they're downloaded from photobucket and it was acting wierd - freezing up when i downloaded them. i can see them. try again later and see if you can then. i couldn't see utahmama's pics on the peeps thread earlier, probably something to do with photobucket's website???
Yay! I can see the pictures now!
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Old 04-25-2007, 04:23 PM   #141
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I love your Mary Jane Crocs! I thought about getting some for work. You are going to be so color coordinated! In 10 days you will be in Disney!
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Old 04-25-2007, 04:51 PM   #142
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I love your Mary Jane Crocs! I thought about getting some for work. You are going to be so color coordinated! In 10 days you will be in Disney!

warning: the mary jane crocs aren't as comfortable to me as the regular ones. they're still very comfy, but just not like the others. the other two pair i have are caymens and they're sooooooo comfortable. i think it's because the mary jane sole is thinner and it's missing the orthotic footbed. i'm wearing them my animal kingdom day because i know they close earlier than the other parks!
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Old 04-25-2007, 05:10 PM   #143
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this is not an official update. the purpose of posting this picture is so that the people that are going to be at WDW the same time as us and whom i've told to check out my pic on the first page of this TR will know that i look a bit different. see, i got my hair did today and it's a new haircut and i now have highlights. so just wanted you guys to know what my new 'do looked like in case you'll be there the same time as me. here ya go.....yeah, i know, i know.....i should be a model!!! (that was just a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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Old 04-25-2007, 05:38 PM   #144
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I too am making a short trek to Disney. I'll be there May 9-13. Definately will keep an eye out for you! So excited for the trip to get here...why in the WORLD does time take so long when Disney is in the picture?

I'm thinking about writing a TR but I always wonder if what I say is even any good.

Can't wait to hear more on the trip!!
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Old 04-25-2007, 05:57 PM   #145
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I too am making a short trek to Disney. I'll be there May 9-13. Definately will keep an eye out for you! So excited for the trip to get here...why in the WORLD does time take so long when Disney is in the picture?

I'm thinking about writing a TR but I always wonder if what I say is even any good.

Can't wait to hear more on the trip!!
welcome!!!! i think we'll only be crossing paths one day because we check out on the 10th and head to kennedy space center. we'll be at MK on the 9th - please say hello if you're there and you notice me! and look for my lime green mickey head pinned to our backpack!
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Dawn, you are so adorable! And I love the new "do"!
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Old 04-25-2007, 06:36 PM   #147
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Dawn, you wild girl you!! I love how you described your dh on page 1!!! Lucky guy1

Here's a secret tip - buy rum in a plastic bottle, pack it in your checked luggage (used to be able to carry on these liquids mind you!!) Then you can get a refillable mug of a frozen drink and add your own rum...
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Here's a secret tip - buy rum in a plastic bottle, pack it in your checked luggage (used to be able to carry on these liquids mind you!!) Then you can get a refillable mug of a frozen drink and add your own rum...

yay......more peeps!

hmmmmm.....rum, huh? sounds like a good plan. and i don't have to worry about a carry-on - we're driving! i'm going right now to add it to the list of things to get before we leave. i've never had rum and frozen coke....how does that taste?
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...-MK has extra magic hours that night (til midnight). we're planning on walking to the boardwalk from MGM (to avoid the masses at the bus stops) and then taking a bus from there to MK. i'm not going to plan these couple of hours at MK - just go with the flow.
Somebody has to say it - what are ya NUTZ???

Unless you plan on taking the boat from MGM to the boardwalk - but even then the walk from the entrance to Epcot on the boardwalk side, thru the entire world showcase (taking the path thru the roses) thru the entire future epcot world then thru the long entry way to get to a monorail to the MK - Its ambitious!

Perhaps grab a bus to DTD then from DTD to MK? (can one do that?) or find a short bus line and take that - the polynesian, contemp, grand floridian buses?

Also, be prepared dh is a Scouter, has a hydration back pack, and I planned on him backpacking nope, too heavy, "I'll leave it behind today"

Now I havent analyzied the rest of your plans - but seriously this one has me worried for your sanity - or your feet!!

and I'm completely with you on the changing up of crocs - not sure about maryjanes as my feet are too big for them!! I have the flip flop crocs, and switched up the crocs!!
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MGM (arriving around noon):e
-first thing....get fastpasses to RnRC, then go to ToT and get it over with!
-see what time beauty & the beast starts and coordinate that with our RnRC FP time.
-head over to star tours & indiana jones show.Look for the Backstage Restaurant its a Counter service - best cs at MGM - not always open tho - and it gets too crowded right after Indiana Jones lets out - they have beer!
-keep in mind that the parade is at 3:00.
-muppet vision 3-D.
-the great movie ride.
-journey into narnia.
-walt disney – one man’s dream.
-voyage of the little mermaid.
-sci-fi for dinner @ 6:30.
-fantasmic!
-MK has extra magic hours that night (til midnight). we're planning on walking to the boardwalk from MGM (to avoid the masses at the bus stops) and then taking a bus from there to MK. i'm not going to plan these couple of hours at MK - just go with the flow.(already commented...

epcot:
-first thing......get fastpasses to soarin.if you get there first thing ride standby THEN get FP
-make a beeline across the SE area to get to mission space (i want to do this first thing in the morning so i have plenty of time to recover before lunch in case it makes me queasy!)MS doesnt have lines really
-test track
-innoventions (where we will be sampling that wonderful italian sode and i will purchase my passport book!)
-use Soarin FP somewhere along here (hopefully)
-the sea with nemo & friendsdont let the line scare you, its a small theatre so the line gets backed up quickly its a cute show, but dont feel bad if you have to miss it!!
-le cellier for lunch @ 1:00
-drink our way around WS! do try the Italian Champagne, never can remember the name - its red!!

DTD:
-catch the bus to DTD marketplace to eat and shop!
-wolfgang puck express for dinner.
-places i definitely want to hit: lego imagination center, world of disney (i will be in this store forever!!!!!!) & goofy’s candy company (to buy some treats for later)
-ghirardelli for dessert!no comment peep -
-head to PI.
-places we'll probably go: adventurer’s club, mannequin’s, motion
-we may go over to the west side and check out disney quest before PI if we have time....we'll see.we did DQ when they had one in chicago, the boys loved it!

AK:
-first thing....get fastpasses for EE! not sure where we're going to work in the FP, but we'll make it happen! (hopefully more than once!)so if you are there first thing, do standby, then get the FP
-africa - kilamanjaro safaris (must do early to see animals!)
-africa - pangani forest explorationwe really luv the trails, lots of people skip them
-wildlife express train to rafiki’s planet watchskip this instead!
-planet watch - affection sectio, conservation station, etc.and we do love the behind the scene stuff, but really there isnt much here - eats up a lot of time for just a few interesting things - but it at the bottom of the list for "if there's time we'll do"
-catch train back
-eat late lunch (our dinner ADRs aren't until 8:10!) at pizzafari or flame tree BBQkeep in mind flame tree no a/c Tuskar house by the safari is, and its got fabulous food!
-asia - kali river rapidsponchos or soaked!
-parade is at 4:00 - maybe see this sitting in front of flights of wonder (which we will NOT be seeing because i have an irrational fee of birds!)but its so good, if you sit at the left side up towards the top, you'll enjoy the humor and the conservation aspect - the bird flies from the other side - its an owl! and funny but the "bit" is the tour guide is afraid of birds and they teach the tour guide why birds are so valuable...
-asia - EE (again?)absolutely
-dinoland - dinosaur another thumbs up but where is the Lion King show? Nemo show is a hard one to catch - but do try and fit in Lion King...
-if we have time, go by AKLskip go take a nap and be ready for MK rope drop!!

MK:
-rope drop is at 8:30!!! this is the only rope drop i'm planning on seeing. we like to sleep in!and its hard to get up for, but I just soak up the magic and atmosphere of this opening!!
-first thing.....get fastpasses to space mountain (and maybe even ride it right then if there's no line!) space mountain is one of my favorite coasters...although i've never ridden EE or RnRC, so we'll see what i think after this trip!Space Mountain is a fav, but maybe you should head to Splash then Big Thunder Mt, then make your way over to Space - the lines are nominal these days! due to rnrc and ee!
-head to toontown for characters (get there early)
-get FP to peter pan's flight while in toontown/fantasyland area
-go back to Tommorrowland for space mountain (again?); buzz lightyear; astro orbiter never mind here's Buzz!! have you been to the website for hints???
-head towards fantasyland for mad tea party; snow white’s scary adventures; dumbo (yes, I'm 30 years old with no kids and i AM riding dumbo!); it’s a small world (i'm sorry....but i cannot not ride this ride! too many memories of my little sister and brother singing it!); peter pan (using the FP i hopefully got earlier); mickey’s philharmagicThis may be a long line, but keep in mind the theatre is larger than the Muppet theatre in MGM and can handle crowds... just a lot of waiting... Where is buzz lightyear?
-lunch @ casey’s on main street
-head towards adventureland for swiss family treehouse; jungle cruise; pirates of the caribbean; enchanted tiki room (i can do this because they're fake birds! plus DH has mentioned it a couple of times so we have to do it. i can't disappoint him! besides, it's a good spot for a nap! ); magic carpets of aladdin
-frontierland for splash mountain; BTMRRI think if you do sm and btmrr earlier you'll get the adventureland done before 3 otherwise, not so sure!
-parade is at 3:00 – try to get a seat in frontierland – it’s less crowded!
-liberty square for hall of presidents (for DH!); haunted mansion
-dinner at kona café at the poly @ 5:30
-back to MK for rest of night to do whatever!
-get wishes viewing spot under tink’s wire

Very ambitious!! I cant wait for Sept!!
You should think about packing a mini bar, and a mini ice chest since Pop doesnt have refrigerators, we just fill our small rolling (from Sam's Club) cooler and keep some refreshments for 'adult beverages"...
okay. that's it. thoughts?
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