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Old 07-21-2009, 04:57 PM   #46
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Hello, your trip report is great and your daughters are so cute! Seems like the trip is going wonderfully so far...other than the snake encounter! scary! I love how your daughters went swimming in their pj's!
I'm really excited to see what else happens on your trip!
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Hello, your trip report is great and your daughters are so cute! Seems like the trip is going wonderfully so far...other than the snake encounter! scary! I love how your daughters went swimming in their pj's!
I'm really excited to see what else happens on your trip!
Thanks! Yup the snake was not a good start to the trip!
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:41 AM   #48
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Found your TR! Just back from the World myself. Let's see if I can remember everything I wanted to comment on.

SNAKE Wait, their poisonous? I hope that isn't the same type of snake we had. I would have turned back also.

I know it wasn't funny, but the whole Surrey bike thing sounds like something that would happen to us.

Glad you enjoyed WCC.

Wow, 2 rope drops in a row, maybe 3.

Love the pic of E on Dad's shoulders going down Main Street. Great pics.

Between the "monkeys" and the tag on the shades, your Mum sounds just like mine.

And I can't believe someone wouldn't allow others to sit with them on TT, I have never heard of someone doing that.

Looking forward to more of your TR!
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Found your TR! Just back from the World myself. Let's see if I can remember everything I wanted to comment on.

SNAKE Wait, their poisonous? I hope that isn't the same type of snake we had. I would have turned back also.

I know it wasn't funny, but the whole Surrey bike thing sounds like something that would happen to us.

Glad you enjoyed WCC.

Wow, 2 rope drops in a row, maybe 3.

Love the pic of E on Dad's shoulders going down Main Street. Great pics.

Between the "monkeys" and the tag on the shades, your Mum sounds just like mine.

And I can't believe someone wouldn't allow others to sit with them on TT, I have never heard of someone doing that.

Looking forward to more of your TR!
Welcome back! Hope you ad a great trip! Off to look to see if you have started yours! (no pressure!!!)
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:53 PM   #50
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Day 4 - Knickergate and its tough to watch the bugs! Part 1

We did it!!!! Opening for Animal Kingdom. No idea how we are managing this as this surely is a holiday record for us. Our start times tend to get later and later as the trip goes on – but not this trip!!!

There was a bit of shenanigans this morning as Mum is well known for taking spare underwear and shorts to animal kingdom to change into after Kali River Rapids. She hates having wet knickers! So my delightful oldest daughter (egged on by her Dad) went into her bag and took them out for a joke. She informed Granny of her prank in the car and she was not pleased, threatening not to go on and telling her they were no longer bffs!!!!!!

We went into the park and it didn’t seem too busy at all.



Steve went straight to get fast passes for Everest and we headed to the safari. We got in the standby line and Steve messaged us to say that he had fast passes and did he have time to ride before meeting with us after our safari. It was then we realised why he was so keen to be the one to go for the fast passes and didn’t mind missing the safari. He was getting in a sneaky extra ride on Everest. The safari was excellent. We saw lots of animals out and about. The baby giraffes were gorgeous and one stood with his Daddy very close to the road so we got a great view.




Such a strange animal when you look at it. Both lions were out and there were some baby elephants so managed to see lots of animals. When we passed the ostrich “eggs” with a rhino in the background the driver described them as rhino eggs. Now bearing in mind that my Mum has a biology degree she then proceeded to point the rhino eggs out to E. The driver then laughed and said “only joking” and of course it was only then that Mum realised what she had said. I do worry sometimes!

The offending "rhino" eggs!



We met Steve and him, E and my Mum headed to Everest to use the fast passes.



Dad and I decided not to ride (I know, I’m chicken!) so we made our way to Dinoland with K. We stopped at the animal viewing areas and saw some lovely otters and flamingos.

K and I in front of the Tree of Life!



K and I had a ride on Triceratops spin which was good fun. Taking the opportunity to grab a snack we chose a Mickey Ice cream. Just as I was paying E appeared from nowhere to claim one for herself. She never misses out on a treat! The girls played on the dinosaurs while we ate our ice creams. E spotted a hidden mickey on the dinosaurs back so was very pleased.





I then had my first ride on Primevil Whirl today. I am not keen on the waltzer fairground ride and it looked similar but I gave it a go. There was next to no line so I rode with E, Steve and Dad. It was actually really great and looked a lot worse than it was! Then I rode with E and Mum. At this point Mum informed me she had got the last laugh in “knickergate”. I asked her what she meant and she said that she had dry pants. Now I was a bit confused here. Mum explained that after the safari she presumed that we would go straight to Kali River Rapids (we usually do that route!) and in order to have dry knickers she put them in her bag!!!!!! I nearly fell out of the ride vehicle laughing once I realised that Mum was touring AK commando! The two of us hee-hawed all through the ride and I promised to keep the secret! (I did tell her though that it would have to be included in the TR!!). Sometimes you can share too much!

Now should any of you ever come across my Mum you have to promise that you will not reveal that I showed this photo on the Dis. She told me under no circumstances should I put it on. But it is just too funny!



E had never been on Dinosaur before and since she was being so brave going on new things we set off for a ride on Dinosaur. I was a bit nervous as to be honest I thought she would really not like it. I always want to go on but for some reason I find it a bit scary! (yup, chicken, I know!). I think it is the intense noise and the darkness. She got on fine and I promised I would tell her when the scary one was coming. Off we go. She hid for a lot of the end part after I warned her about the upcoming dinosaurs (as did I!) but at the end she decided she loved it. Result!!!

Flame Tree BBQ was calling and we settled ourselves in the alligator/fish pavilion looking out over Everest. I had the pork sandwich which was delicious as usual. Now at this point I must share a video with you all. K loves a song about Little Bunny Foo Foo and sings it a lot. Before we left we were both in the supermarket choosing things for dinner that night. I picked up carrots to which she shouted out very loudly, “I……..am……….not…………a………bunny!!!!!”. Of course I laughed and told the story to DH and Mum and Dad. So ever the comedian she liked to repeat this whenever she had the chance. Meals at Disney were the best opportunity as being the responsible parent I am (lol ) I always got them carrot sticks with their chicken nuggets and fries!!!!! K was keen to point out that she was not Bunny Foo Foo! So this is Katie being asked if she would like a carrot stick at the Flame Tree BBQ.

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Old 07-22-2009, 05:03 PM   #51
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Day 4 - Knickergate and its tough to watch the bugs! Part 2

The park was not busy at all today. Wait times were no more than 10 mins for the rides we went on. We were actually surprised at how quiet it was throughout our whole trip.
Last ride of the day was Its Tough to be a Bug. Mum sat this one out with K and we went through the roots of the tree down to the theatre. I love the carvings you pass. So great!





E in her bug specs!



Now considering that E had tried Everest and Dinosaur today and loved them she positively hated this show. She cried during the fog and only enjoyed it at the end when they sing the cute song. When asked how she liked it she wailed “it was hooorrriible!!!!!!”. No idea how her mind works!!!!!

On the way out we stopped in the Oasis and E spotted Pluto and had to stop for a hug!





Of course, a photo on my girls fave ride of all! With Monkey of course!



We exited the park and made our way back to the car. Walmart was calling so we had a bit of a shop. I love Walmart!!!! It’s a great shop. We buy the oddest things there and take them home. Girls chose a toy and we picked up some groceries too.

Back at the house we had a dip in the splash pool. K pretends to be a “ermaid” (mermaid) and I was Mrs Ermaid. E is like a little fish and it was a great way to cool off on what was a very hot day.

After dinner in the house DH and I got a night off and Mum and Dad put the girls to bed. We went to Epcot as I really wanted to go for a wander round World Showcase and look in the shops.
It was still really hot tonight as we walked round. We went anti clockwise and started at Canada. We got a serious eyeful in Canada with a young couple getting a bit passionate!!! Not very Disney!!!

The UK!



The UK is always strange! I must say thought that Disney is usually so good at getting the details right. Not in the UK! I went to the restroom. It was clean, there was plenty of toilet roll, soap and hand towels. Totally unrealistic. Public toilets in the UK are repulsive!

France was good. Steve bought a Grey Goose Vodka lemon slush. I had a sip (I was driving) and it was delicious.



Morocco brought back memories of a work conference I went to in Marrakech. Just goes to show the attention to detail. Except I didn’t get ogled at and I didn’t get the runs from the dodgy food!



We went into the shop in Japan and I could have spent a fortune. Will bring E back to spend some of her holiday spending money. She loves Hello Kitty. Steve bought a Mario T shirt and he also bought me a small lucky cat. A green one which is supposed to bring luck in academics. I will keep it in the bag I use for my university course next year.

The park closed after Illuminations. We decided not to watch it and instead just wandered round the rest of World Showcase and Mousegears and then went slowly towards the exit via the pin trading stand. We bought E a new pin and K a lanyard and a pin with her name on it.

On the way out....



Dad was still up when we got home and we sat and looked at the photos of the day when I put them on my macbook. I laughed so loud when Dad saw a photo of himself from behind. He was horrified.
“I really didn’t know it looked like that. I’m bald. I can’t believe it – I look like a bl00dy monk!”
Its not that bad! Seemingly he had no idea that his bald spot was so noticeable. His face was hilarious! He was in shock!

The offending photo.......


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what a great day!! That ride photo is awesome
so nice you and Steve were able to enjoy an evening together
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Awesome update! Loved the video!
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Great update! That video was sooooo cute! And you look great (like someone already mentioned)! I hope to lose a few while we're there, too since I am really looking forward to the food!!
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Great update! Thats so funny how your mom prepared for Kali River Rapids!
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Your Mom and the Knickers!

Love the Primevil Whirl photo. Great shot!

You had a very memorable day. Love the video, of course I have "Little Bunny Foo Foo" stuck in my head now.

Sounds like you and the hubby had a great time at Epcot. Grey Goose Lemonade Slushy. I got my first one last week and loved it. I just remembered that I forgot to take a pic, guess I'll just have to get another.
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loving your updates.

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That is way too funny about your mom and her knickers!!!! I guess that's one way to keep them dry!

The video is cute and I also now am singing that song!

Something tells me I'm glad Disney kept the toilet detail out of the UK!
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Great update! I like the video of DD. I love the picture of cammando Grannie!!
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what a great day!! That ride photo is awesome
so nice you and Steve were able to enjoy an evening together
It was nice to have some time in the parks on our own.

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Awesome update! Loved the video!
Thanks! She is quite a cheeky little thing but you can't help but laugh.

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Great update! That video was sooooo cute! And you look great (like someone already mentioned)! I hope to lose a few while we're there, too since I am really looking forward to the food!!
Thanks! I feel so much better now I back to the size I used to be!

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Great update! Thats so funny how your mom prepared for Kali River Rapids!
She is funny! She always brings her spares for that ride.

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Your Mom and the Knickers!

Love the Primevil Whirl photo. Great shot!

You had a very memorable day. Love the video, of course I have "Little Bunny Foo Foo" stuck in my head now.

Sounds like you and the hubby had a great time at Epcot. Grey Goose Lemonade Slushy. I got my first one last week and loved it. I just remembered that I forgot to take a pic, guess I'll just have to get another.
The slushy was amazing. Was quite sad that I was driving actually!!!! I could have happily had one or two aswell!

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loving your updates.

Your mum sounds a right laugh
She is great company! Its never boring!!!

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That is way too funny about your mom and her knickers!!!! I guess that's one way to keep them dry!

The video is cute and I also now am singing that song!

Something tells me I'm glad Disney kept the toilet detail out of the UK!
Yup! So am I! I much prefer toilets Disney style!

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Great update! I like the video of DD. I love the picture of cammando Grannie!!
I have no idea how she managed to get her face to go into that shape!!!
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