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Old 03-24-2008, 09:19 AM   #46
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Dunkin Donuts coffee is huge out East. I had never even tried it as out west everyone drinks Starbucks.

However, I did try it a year ago and thought it was fantastic. Now the wife orders it and we grind it ourselves. It IS very gud.

That Disney NesCafe sux!
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I saw the "walking tree" for the first time in October. For some reason, I was a little "creeped out" by her.

Yeah, that Finding Nemo is worse than the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

There is nothing wrong with Pizza for breakfast.

Love those Kali Monkeys.

It's hard to find a 1GB card anymore. I just purchased a 16GB for my camera. I like it! That wasn't a bad price though. About double what they are at buy.com.
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:14 AM   #47
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A few years ago, my mom actually managed to fall (partially) through the floor so her lower half was dangling from the ceiling of her bedroom. It's hilarious to imagine and she didn't get too hurt, but there was a gaping hole in her ceiling for several weeks until someone could come out to fix it.


This happened to me when I was a kid. I came through the kitchen ceiling onto the fridge.
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:27 AM   #48
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Sunday 3/2
When we got off of that, we went over to Buzz which had a 10 minute wait. Neither one of us is very good at this game, but we don’t have a lot practice. Lumar stilled whooped me: 62,600 to 18,100.
We were there last week and rode Buzz. The ride stopped half-way through and so I racked up over 117,000 pts. Hey, take 'em any way you can, right.
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:27 PM   #49
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2 in the party mojo....nice
Seems like you had a great day!!! Other than the camera...
You got some great pix. I've never seen an alligator swimming in the water on KS or a hippo underwater........good get.
The great coffee Debacle for sure. When i pass that Starbucks at the airport, that's the last cofee I will have on my vacation......
-Yeah we at least had the "Party of 2" thing going for us!
-I never saw one actually in the water either and to be honest, I didn't realize it was even there until I looked at the picture on my computer after we got home. The hippo was a surprise too- they are usually too far off in the distance to get a good pic.
-Seriously, I'm going to start bringing ground D & D with me....I found myself eating chocolate cookies from the bakery at Sassagoula at 8am just to get SOME kind of a jolt!

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great pics.
the coffee is a problem down there. is it hard to get a dunkin donuts in there. not even a store, just the coffee.
seems like a nice day.
love the pic of you two with EE behind you
-Thanks! Some of the ones from the Safari came out blurry and I didn't realize it til we got home so I was kind of upset...I really need to read the manual and figure out how to get some good "motion" shots...
Seriously! With the amount of money they take in annually, you would think they could spring for some decent coffee!
-It was a GORGEOUS day and we had a fun - it was nice to not have anything to do!
-That is like my favorite pic from this trip! Those PP CM's are getting good!

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I must agree with the coffee issue at Disney, how could a place like that have the worst coffee in the country?? We are bringing our own supplies from home so we can make Dunkin Donuts coffee in the room. At least we can start out day with one good cup.
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Dunkin Donuts coffee is huge out East. I had never even tried it as out west everyone drinks Starbucks.
However, I did try it a year ago and thought it was fantastic. Now the wife orders it and we grind it ourselves. It IS very gud.
That Disney NesCafe sux!
I saw the "walking tree" for the first time in October. For some reason, I was a little "creeped out" by her.
Yeah, that Finding Nemo is worse than the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
There is nothing wrong with Pizza for breakfast.
Love those Kali Monkeys.
It's hard to find a 1GB card anymore. I just purchased a 16GB for my camera. I like it! That wasn't a bad price though. About double what they are at buy.com.
-I've actually never had Starbucks before...my sister drinks it, but there isn't one any where near my house or my job so it's out of the way for me to get one...whereas D & D is located approximately every 2 blocks or so...
-Devine IS creepy the way she walks! I swear I don't know how she does it! Whenever she is out and about we take the "secret path" and go around her -
Creepy walking + Big Crowds = Not Gud
-We liked the Finding Nemo show but it's not something we really NEED to watch again...if we realized we were going to run out of camera memory and not have anything to do, we would have gone to see it to kill some time....
-Yes you're right...pizza for breakfast is not bad...I just prefer french toast and eggs
-I love the monkeys too...we literally sat there for half an hour just watching the baby try and copy what the adults were doing. Too cute...he fell into the shubbery a couple times and his mom had to go rescue him.
-I couldn't believe they had a 1G card - I was pretty sure I was going to end up with another 2G, which wouldn't have been bad but I was worried about the price...especially on property where they know you don't have a choice...when you're desperate, you'll pay just about anything. But it ended up not being so bad.

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This happened to me when I was a kid. I came through the kitchen ceiling onto the fridge.
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My sister sat down on the toilet upstairs once and the thing fell through the kitchen ceiling...not all the way but enough to cause trauma to the kitchen ceiling, bathroom floor, and my sister!

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We were there last week and rode Buzz. The ride stopped half-way through and so I racked up over 117,000 pts. Hey, take 'em any way you can, right.
that never happens to us! We always get stuck on things like the TTA and Splash, but never on Space Ranger Spin
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The "party of 2 thing worked really well for us in DLR too!
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The "party of 2 thing worked really well for us in DLR too!
Isn't it awesome? you feel like you won a prize or something!
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At least I learned the name of the walking tree. Thanks!
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Tuesday 3/4

We got up this morning and decided to eat breakfast at Sassagoula since we were headed to DHS and there really isn’t anything breakfasty there. We only had to wait about 5 minutes for a DHS bus and when we arrived, the first thing we did was head to RnRC and ToT. Ok, so the wait for ToT said 10 minutes and we figured we would do that in the Stand-By line so we went to get FP’s for the Coaster instead, which had a stand by wait of 40 minutes.

By the time we got our FP’s and got back to ToT, the wait was now also 40 minutes! So we decided to wait until we could get new FP’s and ride later. We went back towards The Hat and picked up some mystery pin packs at the little cart next to Starring Rolls, then sat down on a bench to open them. While we were sitting there, opening pins and singing along to the High School Musical thing, a PP Photographer came up to us and said “do you guys want to have some fun?”

Lumar immediately said yes…I, on the other hand, said “that depends on your idea of fun…” The photographer laughed…I didn’t. I wanted to know what I was getting myself into before committing to anything. So he hands Lumar a HSM basketball and me a couple of red and white pom-poms, tells us how to pose and this was the result:



There was also one where he made us kiss but who wants to see that? OMG ew! I don’t really care for this pic but Lumar likes it so whatever.

When we went back to ride RnRC, the wait for ToT was 20 minutes. I told Lumar to go get FP’s anyway, just in case. We rode RnRC, went back to ToT and the wait was ZERO! We walked through the queue, ALONE, and got ride into the library on the right.
When we got off, the sign said 5 minutes so we rode again, and then gave our FP’s to someone else when we exited. The return time was for like an hour later so he had some time to wait for the line to get long again, which I’m sure it did.

We stopped at a little table next to ABC Commissary…I got a Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich and a bottle of water (FOR FREE!!! ) from the little cart. I tried to pay the CM with my card but her system froze and she couldn’t ring it up so she just told me to take it. That was so nice of her! And they tasted better because I didn’t have to pay for them! Lumar made a pit stop (for 20 minutes) and I called Brandee the Bunny-Sitter to find out how my childrens were doing and to talk about what was happening back in boring old CT.

The next thing we did was get FP’s for Star Tours then we went to Mama Melrose’s where we had an ADR. FINALLY I HAVE PICS!!! We ordered the Artisan Bread Plate for an appetizer:



I had the Chicken Parmesan:


And Lumar had the Grilled Chicken Flatbread:



Lumar and I split our meals and half and shared so I have half of his and he had half of mine. Everything was very good, fresh, and really felt “homemade”…plus the server was really nice and if we asked him something, he brought right out. We never had to ask for refills on our drinks because he was there to take care of it before we even realized we needed him. Although he kind of left us hanging when we were ready for the bill…we had to wait like 10 minutes after we were done eating before we saw him again but it was OK. We weren’t in a rush to go anywhere.

After lunch, we went back to Star Tours and then watched the Stars & Motorcars Parade. I thought that they were starting the new Block Party Bash for the new year? Guess not…. We had a terrible parade viewing spot and I swear they used the “CM’s who don’t really look the part but everyone else is unavailable and we don’t have a choice so suit-up” type of people…at least IMO. Not to say that said people aren’t attractive, just not right for the characters they are portraying. Maybe I’m just spoiled because I’ve seen so many good ones in the past…

Apparently Aladdin is a white kid, and no offense, but I have seen this Jasmine before and she just looks too old for the part. She reminds me of Joan Rivers. Does anyone else think so or am I just being mean??



Mulan was OK:



I don’t know what’s going on with Ariel here…She looks like she’s hailing a cab.



So after the parade we went to see Muppet Vision and a few minutes after we got out of there it started to rain!! Thankfully there was no thunder or lightning, just rain. WE sat under the hat for a few minutes then went to the Animation Studio. Of course, 8 bajillion people also ran here for shelter but I remembered a very important lesson on this trip which was that you can still get into the drawing class without having to sit through the Mushu show. So we headed in and got to draw Mickey this time. All I can say is Lumar’s was pretty good…mine looked deranged or like Mickey was stoned or something…he had a big head and big eyes but little ears….it was just bad.

By the time we left the class the rain had stopped. It was about 4pm and we still while before we had to line up for Fantasmic so we walked through some of the stores and I picked up some birthday presents for Lumar, then we watched one of those little shows that happen randomly. It was funny, I like watching the improv between the CM’s and the guests.

Finally at 5:30 we made it back to the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater and I really wanted to get a good seat this time since I was stuck behind a pole in October. We headed into the theater, stood in line to get Lumar a churro, and then got seated in the Mickey section – right smack in the middle! It was awesome, definitely the best seats ever!

I thought this was kinda cool:



This one is kinda blurry but not too terrible:



And this one was pretty awesome:


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She reminds me of Joan Rivers. Does anyone else think so or am I just being mean??
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:02 PM   #56
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Maybe they used Steve from Full House?

I must remember that PP picture for August.
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:13 PM   #57
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Those parade CMs look a little worse for the wear...

Great day at the "new" DHS.........

The Chicken Parm looks great.....
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Those are some nice picture Simba22 ... what type of camera are you using?
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:33 PM   #59
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Great trip report. I'm hooked.

Mystery Pin Packs - so you can buy them in MK and MGM? How many pins are in each? What is the cost? I have never seen these!
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Old 03-26-2008, 12:14 AM   #60
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