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Old 01-06-2009, 05:52 PM   #106
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That's too funny about his tattoo! How cute. I remember your Tink tattoo now, I think you posted a picture of it in your first report. Have you thought about bringing you little cousin to Disney with you guys?
Yeah, and I posted it on my first page of this TR with my intro. How funny you should ask...we are in the midst of deciding when we are going to all go to WDW together! We are thinking about next summer of 2010.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:49 PM   #107
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such a great year and review. looks like you had a hard year, but still a great one! i really enjoyed reading about it and seeing all your pics. i love the one of the little guy sleeping with his hands behind his head.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:52 PM   #108
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such a great year and review. looks like you had a hard year, but still a great one! i really enjoyed reading about it and seeing all your pics. i love the one of the little guy sleeping with his hands behind his head.
I'm glad you liked my review. I tried to do at least somewhat as good as yours! Yeah, I saw he was sleeping like that and HAD to take a picture.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:30 AM   #109
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Day 3: June 18, 2008

Epcot Day...And after that day, we decided it officially hates us.

When we got up, we got ready and headed to our bus stop. It was looking pretty dark/cloudy out so we were hoping the rain would go around us or hold out until we were sleeping later that night!

Here we are on the bus:



I love taking pictures of the banners:



Here's are traditional Epcot picture:



I can't remember when we did everything, but I can tell you what we mainly did. We did go on Spaceship Earth because it was last year it was closed and we wanted to see the new additions! The video at the end of our "future" was hilarious. Sis and I rode together and we were laughing during the whole video.

We also did Nemo because we love that ride! The only thing I don't like is the line: you think you're getting close to the front and then you enter another room! Sometime in there, we went to TT and got fast passes. After getting fast passes, we went to the Electric Umbrella and ate lunch because we had never eaten there before. We usually eat at the Sunshine Seasons, but I wanted to be a rebel and try something new. And just a tip: when you eat there, be sure to go upstairs! While it was packed downstairs, we found so many empty tables upstairs! We got one right next to the big glass wall so we could people watch as we ate. While we were eating, these guys had come out down below on the other side of the glass wall. They were playing the drums and singing on these garbage cans. Does anyone know who they are?

As we were done eating.....that's when it hit....the RAIN! It never fails, every time we are at Epcot, it rains the whole day! So we decided that we weren't going to let a little rain ruin our day. We started walking past TT and it started raining HARDER. So we went over by the TT gift shop and sat under the enterance roof. And sat.....And sat....And sat. Here we are sitting:



And here's some crazy people running around. I was afraid one of them was going to fall and break something!



We decided to head into the gift shop when it looked like it wasn't going to be a typical Florida short-n-sweet shower. Of course, sis made me get in the cars with her:



While here, I bought a new hat for B/F because he always gets one here every year. Now, I don't know if this is true but I'm just saying what the CM there told us: He said that lightening had struck somewhere and shut down all the rides at all 4 parks! We asked if we can still use our fast passes even way after our return time if TT doesn't start back up. And he said we could, but it might be awhile before they get things running again.

Finally, the rain had cleared! We walked out of the gift shop and could hear the TT cars going by overhead. They had started?! We saw people getting in the fast pass return line and decided to get in it because our time had passed. It was a pretty long line, but we didn't care. Soon, we noticed we weren't moving anywhere and looked up front and the doors to TT were closed! People started going up to the CM's and asking what the deal was. We heard someone say that the CM's said that TT is still closed and the reason cars are going by is because they have to get all of the cars back in sync with each other before they can begin loading again. Soon the stand-by line was going WAY past us and soon we couldn't even see the end! By this time, everyone decided to start sitting down. And this is when we came to the conclusion: Epcot officially hates us.

We sat there for who knows how long. Soon, people in front of us started leaving. We were working our way up to the front and sis and I told mom that we weren't leaving this line unless the CM's tell us that TT won't be open for the rest of the day. People kept leaving....and finally when they opened the ride, we were second family in line!

After we got off, we decided to walk around the world before ending up in Canada, which is where we were eating dinner.







Well...we made it to about France and it started POURING again. We sat under a table with an umbrella and hoped it would be gone soon.



We started shivering...and our ADR was fastly approaching so we decided to make a run for it all the way to Canada. Okay we weren't really running, more like speed walking. We were SOAKED by the time we made to it Le Cellier. This was our first time ever eating there. And of course, the place was air conditioned so I was freezing the whole time. But, we had a great waiter and the food was wonderful! So, we decided that this was going to be a ADR for us next year. When we emerged, nighttime had arrived:





We were going to catch a boat and head over to DHS (MGM for us) for evening EMH's. After getting off the boat at MGM, we decided we were all so tired that we wanted to call it a night since we were going to MGM again tomorrow.

Up next: DHS and dinner at the Poly
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:56 PM   #110
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This has to be a quick post because I'm in a rush but I wanted to say I just loved your year in review and I'm sorry Epcot hates you! haha How's your week going so far?
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:30 PM   #111
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you don't look very happy.

glad to see we're not the only ones who had to walk around epcot in a monsoon! hope the weather clears up for the rest of the trip.
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:23 PM   #112
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This has to be a quick post because I'm in a rush but I wanted to say I just loved your year in review and I'm sorry Epcot hates you! haha How's your week going so far?
I'm glad you liked my review of 2008! Haha, it definately hates us! My week's going good. Just been lounging and stuff...trying not to think about getting ready to go back to school! But..the week hasn't been good for my sis. A guy in her grade killed himself Sunday night. Tomorrow is the funeral and her whole grade is going on two busses. She wasn't going to go at first because we aren't at the best state for funerals but when she found out her whole grade was going, her friends promised to take good care of her.

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glad to see we're not the only ones who had to walk around epcot in a monsoon! hope the weather clears up for the rest of the trip.
Haha, well part of the reason was because it was POURING and the other part was because that was the 50th picture that sis took of us sitting there and I was getting annoyed.

Yeah, I thought of our day when I read your part of walking through Epcot in the downpour! If I can remember, that was our only really bad day of the trip.
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:35 PM   #113
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Oh no, sorry about the rain! I HATE walking around wet, and I hate getting all wet before eating out even more. UGH, that day would've driven me crazy! I'm glad you had fun despite all the rain though!

And I totally forgot that you have your Tink tattoo right on the first page I usually go right to the last page to read your latest update!
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I'm glad you liked my review of 2008! Haha, it definately hates us! My week's going good. Just been lounging and stuff...trying not to think about getting ready to go back to school! But..the week hasn't been good for my sis. A guy in her grade killed himself Sunday night. Tomorrow is the funeral and her whole grade is going on two busses. She wasn't going to go at first because we aren't at the best state for funerals but when she found out her whole grade was going, her friends promised to take good care of her.
Yeah, I definitely do NOT want school to start at all. Thats so terrible for your sister, I'm so sorry to hear that. I'm sure her friends will make sure shes ok but still, I can't even imagine how everyones feeling, was she friends with the boy? btw i love your tattoos! i have 5 and i can't wait to get more
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:41 PM   #115
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Oh no, sorry about the rain! I HATE walking around wet, and I hate getting all wet before eating out even more. UGH, that day would've driven me crazy! I'm glad you had fun despite all the rain though!
I HATE walking around wet too! That's why I haven't ridden the Kali River Rapids at AK for awhile. I was so happy that I had put my zip-up hoodie in my bag before we left the room because I needed it!

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Yeah, I definitely do NOT want school to start at all. Thats so terrible for your sister, I'm so sorry to hear that. I'm sure her friends will make sure shes ok but still, I can't even imagine how everyones feeling, was she friends with the boy? btw i love your tattoos! i have 5 and i can't wait to get more
What classes are you taking and what is your schedule?

She wasn't really close with him, but they did bond together when they did 8th grade confirmation together.

I'm glad you like my tattoos! You have 5?! You must PM me then! They are so addicting aren't they? I'm thinking of ideas for another one...I want to get one on the back of my neck kinda lower towards my back. I need help though...I gotta ask my parents if they're okay with it. They were obviously okay with the first two. But it took awhile for them to say yes. What should I say to them?! Haha, I feel like a little kid. But, I gotta respect them while living under their roof.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:23 PM   #116
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great update and pics

next time your at Epcot give a heads up so I can avoid it.

that was a lot of rain.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:51 AM   #117
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HI!!!

I love your OKW pics...I"m not sure what area yall were in, we rode the bus around the whole resort a few times, since we were the last stop, but I didn't really get the whole layout. I love it, I'm glad you guys loved it so much too! Cool that we both discovered it this year!

That sucks about all the rain at Epcot that day. But at least you were still able to have some fun. I love your Ariel tshirt too!
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:15 PM   #118
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great update and pics

next time your at Epcot give a heads up so I can avoid it.

that was a lot of rain.
Haha, okay I will! Especially if we're both going to be there around the same time in June!

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I love your OKW pics...I"m not sure what area yall were in, we rode the bus around the whole resort a few times, since we were the last stop, but I didn't really get the whole layout.

I love your Ariel tshirt too!
Hey Hill! If you look at the OKW Resort Map...we were in building 53 right by the bus stop on South Point Road!

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I'm all caught up!! I love your TR so far. Sorry about the rough times this past year. Hopefully this year will be better.
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:39 PM   #120
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Day 4: June 19, 2008

Today we headed over to MGM....and yes we'll always call it MGM.

When we first got there, we headed back to get fast passes for Toy Story Mania since it had just opened and we knew the line would be LONG. And boy were we right! Luckily, they still had fast passes and the return time was for later in the afternoon. So we decided to make that one of our last stops before heading to the Poly for our dinner ADR.

I guess we headed to the Backlot Tour next.



We're bad... We've seen the water/boat scene so many times that we just keep walking past that and through to the loading area. There was still a line to get on the trams so we took some pics while we waited. But, we were still able to get on that tram instead of waiting for the next one. :



























After getting off the Backlot Tour, we headed over to Walt's One Man's Dream. It's so sad that so many people skip this attraction. It's a must for us every trip. I'm always so fascinated with how WDW and Disneyland got started. And in a way, I feel like we are paying respect to Walt by going to this attraction. We took more pics, but this is the only one that didn't turn out blurry:



I don't remember what we did next, but our next pics are from my favorite:



So we headed over there. Mom always has to take a pic of this:



They were already letting people in when we got there, but we still managed to get a seat at least 10 rows from the stage! It was the closest we've ever been!

****Continued in next post****

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