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Old 09-19-2009, 07:29 PM   #91
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Hi all sorry Ive been MIA! Ive been SOOOO busy and exhausted getting used to this new position at work and applying for teachers college! Ugh! Craig is back home from NY though now! YAY! Finially I got all the videos on my computer from the trip, but Im a bit sad because some of them didn’t upload and we didn’t realize it until after ! o well we still have TONS! I think after this update (it’s a BIG one!) Im gunna try and start working on my video!

I'm back now though and will try my best to do one update a day!!

Just a quick thought on Ridemax since you will be hearing alot about it in my next posts... RIDEMAX IS AWESOME!! It works and it is TOTALLY worth every penny! Both me and Craig were amazed by how accurate and well it worked! I will do a full review of it at the end!

Anyways onto a Ridemax afternoon!
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:33 PM   #93
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Day 1: Magic Kingdom Continued

So after the parade we started to use Ridemax. We wanted to test it out today because it was a more relaxed stoll around the park and we wanted to see how accurate it was before we trusted it on our more packed days. The first thing it suggested we do is get FPs for Splash Mountain but we had already done that when we were wondering around Frontier Land.

So our next stop was Mickey’s PhilharMagic, which was another one of my faves. There was a 5 minute wait and we were quickly seated. Unfortunatly we were seated at the end of the row so some of the effects did not work. And I was seated beside a very loud obnoxious family who insisted on taking pictures and speaking loudly throughout the whole show. It was still a great show but that took away from it a bit.




Us in our cool 3D glasses.

After PhilharMagic we looked around Fantasy Land for a bit and took some pics. I am so glad we took these Dumbo pictures because next time we go to Magic Kingdom, it wont look like this anymore!







We didn’t do any other fantasyland rides today because we had all of those planned for the morning of our last day. The line ups were pretty long right now anyways. We still loved walking around, I love fantasy land. Its got such a special feel to it. Here are some pics we took.









The next thing on our plan was Monsters Inc. So off to TomorrowLand we went.





Just as ridemax suggested there was only a 15 minute wait for Monsters Inc. (RIDEMAX IS ALWAYS RIGHT!!!) We actually probably only waited around 10. This attraction was Craig’s choice, I personally didn’t care if we went or not but I’m actually glad we did because it was actually really funny!! We both loved it!

After that we went and grabbed some FPs for Buzz and went to Carosel of Progress. That’s when we saw Buzz! Craig lit up like a little boy! Buzz was the one character Craig insisted on meeting because he’s his favorite! So in line we got and after a couple minuted Craig got to meet his hero!


Aren’t they cute?! Buzz pointed to Craigs shirt and gave him the thumbs up, which had him in huge smiles and after they were done he came up to me and proudly pronounced that Buzz liked his shirt. Lol I was like yes Craig, I know I was there! Haha TOO CUTE!

So we went to COP next, which, surprise surprise did not have a line! We got on and we were enjoying the song when we got STUCK!!!

We had to watch the same scene 3 times! Ugh. NOT FUN! We were finially evacuated.


After that we went onto Buzz and while at first I was winning, Craig came out victorious. So YAY Craig!!


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After we were done in Tomorrowland we just had free time until Dinner. We first checked out one of the gift shops to try on some hats!



Guess he doesnít like that one!

Then we wandered on over to Toon Town to check out Mickey and Minnies Houses. We both thought they were very cute but we liked Minnieís house better! The only thing that sucked was the crazy amount of people in there! Holy Clousterphobia!













Craig took this pic because he thought it was cute that a little bird was hiding in the mouth!

We wandered around Toon Town for a bit more but didnít see much there. Its weird to think next time weíre there it wont exist! Kinda wished we had taken more pics!

We caught the train back to the front of the park


First we passed by Tonys because I wanted to see the Lady and Tramp paw prints.



SO CUTE!

and went to check out Exposition Hall. It was completely empty!









We both loved it in here! So many cute photo ops, a great place to see some Disney movie history and they even play little movie clips. We saw one other person in there while we were there! We got her to take this pic of us.



We thought it was a shame that not more people came to appreciate this area.

After Exposition Hall we headed out to get some Taco Salads for dinner at Pecos Bill. It was sooo good and if you wanna read my review please check out my dining review!

After dinner it was time to hit Splash Mountain. I was so excited because I hadnít been on since I was a kid, last time I went it was closed for refurbs.

We both LOVED it and the songs were caught in our head all day! We didnít get a drop of water on us either!

After Splash it was time for Spectro Magic. We couldnít find a spot in front so we asked a cast member and they suggested we go to Pecos Bill and watch it. There were a couple others there and we just copied them by standing on a stool and watching over the fence.

We (well more me) were both in awe of how beautiful Spectro was! It was wonderful! I had never seen it before!


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Heres the top 10 spectro pics. They aren’t nearly as good as the day parade!



















After Spectro we decided to skip Wishes because we were tired and didn’t want to be stuck in the rush afterwards so we headed back to the bus stop and soon enough we were back at POP.

We were excited because our new room was ready! We were sooo excited to have a king sized bed! and a much much closer room! it took us no time to find it! We went back to the room to watch some Stacy TV and a show on DVC membership!

Here are some pics of our wonderful preferred room!












We loved our king sized bed and especially our fridge! Yay for upgrades!!

We were both exhausted so soon enough we fell asleep.



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Great updates!! Where is exposition hall? I've never been that looks like fun!!
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Great updates!! Where is exposition hall? I've never been that looks like fun!!
It is in the same building as Tony's Town Square restaurant just inside Magic Kingdom.The Camera Center is in the "front" of Exposition Hall.Most Guests don't even know it is there.It's a GREAT place to "get away" for a few minutes.
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It is in the same building as Tony's Town Square restaurant just inside Magic Kingdom.The Camera Center is in the "front" of Exposition Hall.Most Guests don't even know it is there.It's a GREAT place to "get away" for a few minutes.
what she said ^^^ it really is a great place to get away. its so quiet in there! and they even have chairs so you can sit and watch old disney cartoons.
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great updates! I have actually never been in the exhibition hall but now I want to! where exactly is it? On my trips to Disney this year, I am going to make sure to take tons of pictures of toon town & the old fantasyland!
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great updates! I have actually never been in the exhibition hall but now I want to! where exactly is it? On my trips to Disney this year, I am going to make sure to take tons of pictures of toon town & the old fantasyland!
thank u!! exposition hall is right beside tonys town square resturant as you enter the park. in the front, its where you can get all your photopass stuff done and if you go towards the back of the building its where all the cutouts and screen is. its so quiet and its a great place to get away for a few minutes, as mentioned above

make sure you take tons of pics! im really disappointed i didnt take more pics of toon town, actually i dont think i took many last time i went to disney either.
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Hello!! I'm back!! I wish I would've gone to Exposition Hall!! Looks fabulous! I love when they have little scenes that you can be in and take pictures with!! We did that in Andy's Room in DHS to meet Buzz and Woody!

And I LOVE your promise ring! My friend actually gave me a committment ring for my baby shower with my son's birthstone which is also yours! So cute! I have come to love the citrine! (Is that what its called?)

I hate that crane in your pics! I'm glad it was gone by the end of your trip!! Its such an eye sore!!

And I really wish I could see the video you posted of the changes they'll do!! I'm at work so I can't!! But it sounds crazy and exciting!! Yay!!
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Ugh, that stinks about the family at Philharmagic! But otherwise great update...looks like you got a lot done! The picture of Craig with Buzz is cute.

We've never gone in the Exposition Hall. I'll have to keep that in mind for our next trip...it looks pretty neat!
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Great update! I am so glad to hear how accurate Ridemax is! That's awesome! What a great way to start your vacation...nice and laid back! Perfect!
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LOVE your trip report! I can't wait for new updates!! Keep 'em coming!

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I love it!!!!

Glad to hear that your bf loved it!!!!! My hubby was the same way! We went on our honeymoon to disney and he had only been once before for like a few days and didn't like it. He FELL IN LOVE with Disney while we were there!!!! We are going for our anniversary in a few months now and he is seriously JUST as excited as I am....hopefully he thinks of an AWESOME surprise like Craig did!

Cant wait to hear more!!!
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