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Old 10-03-2007, 05:48 PM   #31
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Day 2 - Part 1

tara - if you see anything in here that i remember incorrectly, please feel free to jump in! i didn't take notes, so i'm doing all this off memory and pictures.

the alarm went off WAY too early at 6:30. we rolled out of bed reluctantly and got ready. we wanted to catch a bus to MK between 7:15-7:30 because we had an 8:10 ADR at kona cafe and would have to either take the monorail or a boat from MK. if i recall correctly, we caught a bus within a couple minutes and we were the ONLY ones on the entire bus. we started talking to our driver and he asked where we were going. we told him to kona and he offered to take us directly to the poly since there was no one else on the bus. um...yeah.....that's fine with us!

so to the poly we went. we ended up getting there like half an hour before our ADR, but they sat us almost right away. our server was very friendly and we had great service there. i wanted some pressed pot coffee, but neither tara nor erin were into the coffee (on only 4 hours of sleep??? yeah, it was strange to me, too), so i just got a cup for myself. i ordered tonga toast with bacon and tara also ordered tonga toast. i had originally wanted to share the tonga toast and a big kahuna with erin, but i found out she's allergic to bananas! so no splitting for us. needless to say, the tonga toast was very yummy and i was NOT disappointed! erin got the blueberry pancakes, but i didn't take a pic of anyone else's food but mine.





i had two people comment on my alice crocs while were sitting. erin still thinks i'm a freak.

after we were finished eating, to our surprise our server appeared with this....





yay! our first birthday surprise!!!!! it was some sort of little cream puff thingie. pretty good, but we were all so full we didn't even finish that little thing.

erin went to smoke while tara and i took care of the check. when we left we went down to the smoking area and no erin. i was like, "great.....erin's lost at the poly." just then my cell rang and it was her. she was back up at the restaurant. we must've passed each other at some point.

we then caught the monorail over to the MK. as we were walking down the monorail ramp, we heard the opening ceremony finishing up. erin could see mickey and the gang in the distance and she was like, "oh, my gosh.....it's mickey!!!!" and she seriously got tears in her eyes. we made our way over to the guest services area and i traded my voucher in for a real-life AP!

we got through the gates and saw that the park was already decorated for fall.....



just then i heard somebody say something about pluto. i looked over to the left and there he was! me and erin jumped in line. we were the second to meet him!





here's some more pics of main street all decorated for fall.....so pretty!







we made our way to tomorrowland through the noodle station shortcut and i got us fastpasses for space mountain for later.



we decided to ride buzz first.....no wait! here's erin and tara behind me on the ride. erin's looking at her gun like, "what the heck is this thing???"



we decided to come back and finish tomorrowland later and made our way to fantasyland. no one was up for doing the teacups with me and it's kinda silly to spin by yourself, so we bypassed those. i don't see what's wrong with spinning around in circles with a stomach full of tonga toast!

the first thing we did in fantasyland was the pooh ride. i hadn't done this before so it was all new to me too. of course erin was asking if it was scary while we were walking towards it. yeah......the pooh ride is the SCARIEST THING HERE!!!!

he's so cute!



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Old 10-03-2007, 05:49 PM   #32
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next we went on snow white. no wait here, either. while were in what little line there was (literally just waiting for a car to pull up), i noticed the wishing well over to the left. i've never seen this before!



the entire time erin kept asking if anything was going to jump out at her.

up next was mickey's philharmagic.....



this of course was a hit. i just love donald in this one!

we decided to go ahead and wait in the small line for peter pan. i don't think we waited more than 10 minutes before we were flying into neverland!!!

next came it's a small world. while we were waiting in the very small line, we saw a little girl up in the control booth waving at people. i think she won a dream to go up there or something.

ray and i skipped this one back in may, so this is the first time i'd been on it since i was 15! it's cute, but WAY too long! here's some pics i took......







erin needed a smoke, so we headed towards the castle area because there's a courtyard for smokers in the back. tara and i went into tink's treasures to look around while erin was out smoking. here's peter with tink's box!



we found erin behind the castle and i saw an angle of it i'd never seen before. at least the smokers have something cool to look at!



while we were standing there the "dream along with mickey" show started. i got a shot of the backstage stuff goin on....



tara and i were itching to ride the haunted mansion because of the rehab, so we made our way over there...



the entire time we were standing in line erin was asking if the ride was scary. she's so silly! she made me promise to tell her if anything was going to jump out at her. of course nothing jumps out at you during the HM because it's completely cheesy! i did, however, fail to warn her about the little head that pops over the headstone during the graveyard scene. she got SO MAD at me for that one!

the changes in the HM were great! SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!! the things that stood out most to me most were that the stretching room got new wallpaper. also, there's a new scene with footsteps on a staircase that reminds me of harry potter. the best thing i thought was the attic scene. you keep seeing pictures of a bride with her husband and his head's cut off. here's a pic i got of the end of that scene. the glowing "thing" is the bride and she has one of those lifelike faces that's talking to you as you go by....



after that we headed over to frontierland to see what the waits were for splash and BTMRR. erin and tara got in line for splash while i went and got fastpasses for BTMRR. i found them in line and i think we waited about 15 minutes for splash.

erin loved this ride (as does everyone!). tara would tell her, "erin, this is the big drop" when it wasn't. we're so mean. i don't think we got too wet on the drop....we got SOAKED during the part where you pass the big drop and it sprays on you. it got the entire right side of my body wet!

here's my redneck picture. me and tara ducked at the bottom so that erin got more of the water than we did!



after going to the restroom and wringing out my shorts, we headed to pecos bill's for lunch. it was crowded, but we didn't have to wait too long. i got a burger without cheese and loaded up on pickles at the fixins bar. we found a seat pretty easily. my burger was okay....nothing special. the bun was really hard. i had heard good things about this place, but i don't think i'll be back. i like casey's hot dogs better!

stay tuned for the rest of our MK-on-4-hours-of-sleep experience!

next installment: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...7&postcount=55

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Old 10-03-2007, 06:11 PM   #33
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I am glad you arrived safe and got through those rains okay! Erin is a hoot. Did you worry when she started to tell you that she wasn't going on rides?

You got some great pictures! You must have been on a mission.

I am ready for more!

When I was there a few years ago in the fall I am pretty sure it wasn't decorated. That is great! I am excited to see it all!
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:35 PM   #34
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Great update!

1) Love the Alice shirt on ya!

2) Love the Main Street pictures! They do make it look beautiful for fall!

3) I can't believe you've never noticed the wishing well on Snow White!
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Sounds like you are having a fun day! Do you have a pic of your "Alice Crocs"? Never heard of them. Are they the Mary Jane's???
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:43 PM   #37
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I am glad you arrived safe and got through those rains okay! Erin is a hoot. Did you worry when she started to tell you that she wasn't going on rides?

You got some great pictures! You must have been on a mission.

I am ready for more!

When I was there a few years ago in the fall I am pretty sure it wasn't decorated. That is great! I am excited to see it all!
at first i did worry, but then when she was asking me about the safari she said, "what are you riding in?" and i said, "it's like a big truck with like 30 people in it, not like a little jeep or anything." and then she said, "i'm not riding it." i knew at that point she was kidding. i mean, why would that make her not want to ride it, ya know? so then it became a joke the rest of the trip. I'M NOT RIDING IT!!!!!

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Great update!

1) Love the Alice shirt on ya!

2) Love the Main Street pictures! They do make it look beautiful for fall!

3) I can't believe you've never noticed the wishing well on Snow White!
1) thanks! i was gonna wear the peter pan one, but it's made of that stretchy material that starts stretching out when you get sweaty, so i didn't want to wear that at our all-day MK day!

2) it was gorgeous!!!

3) i'm sure i saw it when i was a kid and just don't remember it. before last may, i hadn't been since i was 15 and i'm 31 now. i guess i just didn't notice it last may!

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Sounds like you are having a fun day! Do you have a pic of your "Alice Crocs"? Never heard of them. Are they the Mary Jane's???
they're kinda like mary jane crocs, but they're slimmer and they don't have holes. i don't think you can see them in any pictures until our MGM day. but i did take a pic for my pre-TR. here's the link to that post: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=147

here's the link for them at the crocs website: http://shop.crocs.com/pc-421-4-alice...ction=products
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Your day started out perfectly...no one on the bus and a direct route to Poly, then getting in early for your ADRs!

How was the comfort factor with the Alice crocs? I just bought me a pair today! (Actually, my mom is in town for a visit and she surprised me with them!)

You girls are so funny telling Erin the drop was coming up when it wasn't. I love it!
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I just finished reading it all and you are doing a great job!

I just saw the Alice crocs today and I love them.

The breakfast looks delicious and all the pictures are wonderful.Looking forward to more...
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[quote=punkin413;21127060]tara - if you see anything in here that i remember incorrectly, please feel free to jump in! i didn't take notes, so i'm doing all this off memory and pictures.

the alarm went off WAY too early at 6:30. we rolled out of bed reluctantly and got ready. we wanted to catch a bus to MK between 7:15-7:30 because we had an 8:10 ADR at kona cafe and would have to either take the monorail or a boat from MK. if i recall correctly, we caught a bus within a couple minutes and we were the ONLY ones on the entire bus. we started talking to our driver and he asked where we were going. we told him to kona and he offered to take us directly to the poly since there was no one else on the bus. um...yeah.....that's fine with us! [Quote]

Way cool - private car with a driver!

a pic of anyone else's food but mine.




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Looks great! Must do next time!



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we then caught the monorail over to the MK. as we were walking down the monorail ramp, we heard the opening ceremony finishing up. erin could see mickey and the gang in the distance and she was like, "oh, my gosh.....it's mickey!!!!" and she seriously got tears in her eyes. we made our way over to the guest services area and i traded my voucher in for a real-life AP!

Now I have tears! It is so fun to see a newbie experience the magic




And her Alice T-shirt goes great with her Alice crocs and "white shorts after Labor Day!"



Glad you had so much fun!

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Sounds like a great start to the first day! But NO COFFEE?!?

I remember you told me about how wet you got on Splash and I laughed. Well....yep....the exactly same thing happened to me later that night when we rode Splash!!!

And AGAIN on Wednesday when I, too, was wearing white shorts. I have never gotten that wet on Splash. Is that side-ways squirt of water a new thing?

Thanks for all the great pictures too!

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Hey Dawn! I love all the pics you took of MK decorated for Fall. We were there earlier that same week, and saw the decorations, but I didn't stop and take any pictures. Now that I see yours, I wish I had!

Sounds like the first part of your day has gone really well. I'm looking forward to hearing about the rest.

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