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Old 08-25-2008, 08:29 PM   #391
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.Here are our ears:



I know we look pretty funny but after all we went through to get them I decided we better wear them , at least once!

Did I mention that we left the park at Midnight? We spent 14 straight hours in Magic Kingdom.I think we all need therapy!
Great ears! Congrats on achieving 14 hours at MK! The longest we have done is 13 and that was before DD! I'm impressed! I'm assuming that the park was having Extra Magic Hours that night and that is why the parade ran twice.
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I love your ears.
I will definetly look for the wires and park my bottom under them so I can see Tink,
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Love the ears! I will remember to get some early in the day when we go!
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I just finished reading your trip report. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am single and do not have any children, but I have been to Disney World with a friend and her son two times now and wanted to read about your experience with Hannah. Here's a picture of me and my buddy, Brent, on a bus going to a park.



I'm glad you had such a wonderful trip. I'll be looking forward to reading more!
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:16 PM   #396
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I just finished reading your trip report. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am single and do not have any children, but I have been to Disney World with a friend and her son two times now and wanted to read about your experience with Hannah. Here's a picture of me and my buddy, Brent, on a bus going to a park.



I'm glad you had such a wonderful trip. I'll be looking forward to reading more!
Wow, Thanks for reading! Your friend Brent is a cutie!
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:08 PM   #397
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Did I mention that we left the park at Midnight? We spent 14 straight hours in Magic Kingdom.I think we all need therapy!




Very cute and . I havent ever seen Wishes and I vaguely remember Spectromagic from when I was like 8 or 9? I am really looking forward to finally seeing it in Feb!
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Thursday morning we let the kids sleep in a bit.I figured we were all pretty exhausted from our 14 hour day at Magic Kingdom.I don't remember what time we headed out but I think it was somewhere around 10:00.We headed to Universal Studios.Of all the tickets we had recieved we knew this park would be a fairly quick visit.Paul and I would have loved it here but there was not that much that the kids would be interested in.Also we decided to fit in Islands of Adventure too since it was right next door.We could have split the parks up but we were leaving the next day and we wanted to spend some time shopping before our flight out.I had heard that it was a huge parking garage and they were not kidding.Fortunately we were able to park close to the entrance(or so I thought)We happily walked along and discovered that they had moving sidewalks.Score!!!! Until we reached the end of them and realized we had to walk quite a ways through the blazing sun to get to the actual entrance.This would no have been so bad except we had no stroller for Logan(until we got inside the parks)Logan was exhausted(as well as Paul and I)so we took turns carrying him.Finally we reached Universal.

The kids had fun fooling around in this cool mist.I would love to say it cooled us off but honestly I couldn't even feel it.Logan was running in circles around the big ball so fast that I could not get his picture.Funny , since five minutes before he was so exhausted that he just HAD to be carried.


We went inside and rented Logan's stroller.For some reason he started throwing a fit about then, I think it was because the double strollers ahd little steering wheels and he thought it wasn't fair that he didn't have one.Paul was getting a bit irritated with him.I can't say I blame him because we were all so hot and we were getting really tired.I talked to Paul a bit and made him laugh about something and then all was well.I have to say that it is difficult to take a trip and cram this much stuff in, without wanting to disown your family at some point.Through the whole vacation we all did really well with this and this was really a small moment of yuck.




We decided to go see the Shrek 4-D show.The neat thing about Universal is with the guest assistance pass they actually call a CM and they give you a personal escort to where you need to go(at the rides and shows).Sometimes this took a few minutes but we didn't mind.It was fun chatting with the CM's and they were all very nice.A few gave stickers to the kids.( I think a few at the Disney parks did this too)We went into the Que are for the Shrek show and it was really quite funny.I love how when you are waiting for the show you get all this extra entertainment.I didn't take too many pictures but I thought it was pretty funny when they had the gingerbread man in the "dungeoun cam" and he was telling us to run away.He looks pretty mad in this picture.Probably because he just escaped being tortured.

We went into the show and sat in regular theatre type seats.They gave us 4-D glasses and enjoyed the show.It was pretty neat but I have to say for the younger crowd it might be a bit too intense.It is REALLY loud and they have some scary graveyard scenes.It is pretty funny though and there is one part where Donkey sneezes and they spray water on you.Gross but funny.We exited the show to the area where Shrek does his meet and greet. He wasn't there and I was kind of bummed since I knew we didn't have a lot of time at this park.We moved on to the Jimmy Neutron ride.It is a 3-D show but the seats move.You feel like you are on a rocket ship blasting through all these Nickelodeon shows like spongebob and such.This was a cute ride but it left me feeling like I wanted to vomit.This was the only ride we went on, the entire trip, that made me sick.This ride exits into a gift shop (suprise , suprise!) The good thing was it also had a meet and greet for Spongebob.He wasn't there yet but a CM told me he would be out in five minutes.We jumped in line since there were only like two people in front of us.Spongebob came out and we waited a very short time for our turn.Just as we were about to see him a CM from the other side yelled out "wait , we have Wish family".The CM near us spotted Hannah's button at the same time and I started to laugh.She yelled back, "so do I !". I told her the other family could go first we didn't mind waiting and she seemed relieved.I guess she thought we might try to throw down right there! .Shortly after it was our turn.I have a love /hate relationship with Spongebob.I hate that he is rediculous and does not teach anything and isn't always the best show for kids to watch(although there are a lot of worse shows that we ban in our house)BUT the kids love him.Hannah seriously is not interested in tv much.She prefers to watch her disney movies over and over.This is one of the only shows that she will watch and she laughs her head off every time.I even find myself laughing along with it often.Logan thinks he is pretty funny too and even wanted to be in on this picture.Notice he did not want to stand right next to him though!

We had been given a coupon at GKTW for one free photo so we chose this one.For some reason we got our wires crossed and walked out without it.Paul thought we had to pick it up later at exit somewhere.Later in the day I got nervous about not knowing where to pick it up and went back to ask.The CM was like There you are, you forgot your picture!Fortunately he saved it for us. I told Paul that we should try to see if Shrek was out yet and we went right over to the area.SCORE! Shrek, Fiona and Donkey were out.They took Hannah right to the front of the line.Donkey was hilarious.I swear he sounded just like Eddie Murphy from the movie.He was saying some really funny stuff and calling Hannah "Hannah Banana" and "Hannah Montana".

After this it was lunch time and we didn't and to spend a long time looking for somewhere to eat.Fortunately we found the Monsters Cafe and ducked into the cool air conditioning.It was modeled aftet the old time movie monsters like the mummy and the creature from the black lagoon.The kids had no clue what they were looking at but Paul and I found it amusing.


Before I forget I want to point out that Hannah was wearing the adorable mickey print shirt made by Molly (Daisylou). Logan had on disney fab five pirate outfit made by Anna(disneymommyof2)We LOVE both outfits.The pirate outfit is one of Logan's favorites and he wears it OFTEN now that we are home.
After lunch we decided we better head over to Islands of Adventure since we wanted to make it back in time for dinner at GKTW.It was "Christmas" at the village that evening and we wanted to spend a little time there.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:11 AM   #399
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Looks like a fun trip so far!! I've been reading along but don't get much time to post sometimes! But I had to tell you how handsome logan looks! I am SO GLAD that he likes his outfit- You don't know the angst I had that he would hate it!! (or that it wouldn't fit) Lucas was reading along with me today and recognized the outfit and asked his name. Then said "he's my friend too!"
We haven't been to universal for a long time, I think Islands of adventure was new last time!
It is quite a long haul to the actual entrance! Thank Goodness for those moving sidewalks!!
I don't care for spongebob much either but the kids Love to watch it when they can! Although I do have to admit I usually laugh when I do watch it-
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Aw, Hannah looks beautiful in that shirt! I love seeing the pictures. I was a little afraid it wouldn't fit well. I'm so excited she wore it during the trip (and at Universal too, we love those parks). I have really enjoyed reading your trip report. You have a beautiful family!
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Looks like a fun trip so far!! I've been reading along but don't get much time to post sometimes! But I had to tell you how handsome logan looks! I am SO GLAD that he likes his outfit- You don't know the angst I had that he would hate it!! (or that it wouldn't fit) Lucas was reading along with me today and recognized the outfit and asked his name. Then said "he's my friend too!"
We haven't been to universal for a long time, I think Islands of adventure was new last time!
It is quite a long haul to the actual entrance! Thank Goodness for those moving sidewalks!!
I don't care for spongebob much either but the kids Love to watch it when they can! Although I do have to admit I usually laugh when I do watch it-
Aww, Lucas is such a cutie! Logan really does love that outfit.He picks that often to wear.

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Aw, Hannah looks beautiful in that shirt! I love seeing the pictures. I was a little afraid it wouldn't fit well. I'm so excited she wore it during the trip (and at Universal too, we love those parks). I have really enjoyed reading your trip report. You have a beautiful family!
The shirts fit perfectly and we LOVE them. SO cute!!!!! Logan changed into his for Islands of Adventure-coming up next!
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After we left Universal we made the long hot walk over to Islands Of Adventure.Logan did a quick costume change into the shirt made by disylou.



We headed straight to Suess Landing.

It was really cute with amazing theming.The bad part was there was virtually NO shade anywhere in this area.It was so bad that if we stopped anywhere Hannah would jump right out of her wheelchair and run for any spot of shade.We decided to do the Cat in the Hat ride since it was inside and air conditioned.Once again we were given a personal escort right to the front of the line.We found it did often take a few minutes for them to radio our escort but we didn't mind a bit.We often chatted with the CM's who were super freindly.The Cat in the Hat ride had a pressed penny machine right out front so we had to grab a few of those.

Once we exited the ride we saw these guys:

Yes, I know , those are not my children. Hannah was so hot and tired at this point she really didn't want to even bother to go meet them.I had to take a picture because I am a big grinch fan and can recite the whole story.We headed out of Suess landing quickly.We all would have loved to spend more time there but just could not handle the heat at this point.We didn't really know where to head next but realized the park goes in a big circle around a lagoon so you really have to walk through the whole park to get back to the beginning.We headed to the Jurassic Park area.

I really did enjoy the theme of this whole park.In the jurassic area you feel like you are in a Jungle.It would have been wonderful to explore if it had been a little cooler.I guess we will just put it on our to do list for next time.We spotted the Jurassic Park river adventure ride.I had a vauge memory of reading about it and knew it was a water ride and it had dinosaurs.Logan is not a big dino fan but I asked him if he wanted to ride it and explained that there would be dinosaurs.He seemed fine with it so we hopped right on.

The ride started off pretty well.They had some dinaosaurs munchng the plants and it was not scary at all!


I made a comment to Paul at the beginning of the ride that I didn't know if it was better or worse that we didn't really know what to expect from this ride.he voted for better.By the end of the ride I was voting for worse.After you ride along a little bit you realize a dinosaur has escaped and is tearing up the building you ride through.I was so busy worrying about the kids when they saw this:


Yeah, I know, horrible picture.I didn't take this-I found it on google and for some reason it came back as this but you get the idea.This horrible dinosaur is right over your head like he is going to eat you.He is VERY large and Loud and terrifying.I think they put him there to distract you from this:

What we didin't realize is there is an 84 foot drop at 50 miles an hour.I almost peed myself.Would you like a closer look at our faces? Here you go:


After I recovered from my heart attack and realized the kids were still alive I started really kicking myself for not checking this ride out closer.I think Logan will need therapy for a long time after this ride.Hannah looked terrified but she was really fine with it.Logan on the other hand is still having the occasional nightmare about it.Bad Mommy.We took a few moments to compose ourselves and Logan started feeling better.

We had some cool drinks from a cute stand named appropriately "The Food Chain".
We happened to look up and saw this really neat ride called the Pteranodon flyers.

We headed over and discovered that this was actually a kiddie ride of sorts.You have to have a child with you to ride.I was kind of suprised because there were a whole lot of adults who wanted to ride this too.The CM at the ride entrance was super patient explaining this to everyone.She also had to tell them all over and over there was no fast pass for this ride and there wad a 90 minute wait!!!! Not to mention that the ride itself only lasts 90 seconds!!!Had we not been allowed to the front there would have been NO way we would have done this ride.A nice CM had to take us up 3 stories through a winding cave like structure to the front of the line.We jumped on and took our quick flying ride.I didn't get any pics of the kids but snapped away as we rode it.






We walked back down through the winding cave.At the bottom Logan spotted a neat fountain.



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We walked over to the Toon Lagoon since we knew we had one final ride to do.

We wanted to do the Bilge Rat barges.It is similar to Kali River rapids but not quite as much fun.We did have a good time and got good and wet.




By this time it was getting late and we wanted to head back to GKTW because it was Christmas in Florida that night and Santa would be visiting the village.We did stop and snap one last picture:


We managed to do it all.Seven parks in five days.Plus our travel days.I can't believe we fit it all in.There was lots we missed but we sure did and saw a ton.We headed back to the van, chnaged the kids out of there sopping wet clothes and headed back to the village.
Stay tuned for Christmas in August and back to Down Town Disney.Also, will our plane ever actually take off???
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[/QUOTE]We did stop and snap one last picture:


We managed to do it all.Seven parks in five days.Plus our travel days.I can't believe we fit it all in.There was lots we missed but we sure did and saw a ton.We headed back to the van, chnaged the kids out of there sopping wet clothes and headed back to the village.
Stay tuned for Christmas in August and back to Down Town Disney.Also, will our plane ever actually take off???[/QUOTE]

I absolutely love this picture. I can see my husband in that exact same spot looking pretty much the same way your husband looks!

I am really exhausted and amazed just thinking about all you did! Even in the heat, your family is so cute. Oh and you don't get to be a bad mom just 'cause you went on that dinosaur scary ride...we all do things like that. Ignorance is not always bliss! I absolutely could never do the hanging ride there. I can't even do Soarin'. So one trip Mike said "Let's do Peter Pan. There's no line, it will be fun." Guess what, it is a hanging ride and I had to keep my eyes closed and deep breathe just to get through it!

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Great pictures!!!! It looks like you had a great time! I can't wait for our turn!!!
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