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Old 12-01-2009, 08:52 AM   #31
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So when I last left you, we were headed to one of the best rides on Disney property:


We were anxious to see how crowded it was going to be, and as we approached the wait time sign, it had 13 minutes on it! Yes! That usually means to wait! But no sooner had I dug my camera out of my bag... this happened:

DOH!

Not a problem. We are in no rush. We hopped in line, which actually extended out the door and into the trellis area.



It truly was a 40 minutes wait... but well worth it! Great ride!

Up next,



We past this awesome sign on the way in. CAN'T WAIT!



Time to battle it out in TSM! Of course, there were no fast passes left... dang crowds. But we sucked it up once again, and got in the SEVENTY minute standby line. UGH! At least we had our iPhones, and we weren't lugging around a napping child (like the last time we were in this line!)

Here was the entertaining, yet equally annoying part. We were behind a family with small children, who let their kids do whatever they want! They spent a majority of the time on the wrong side of the bars, climbing on, touching, hiding behind, all of the set pieces. I couldn't believe a CM didn't come swooping in to correct the situation!


Seriously? Here I am trying to distract myself by taking pictures of other things:


But I just kept coming back to these kids!


When we got to Mr. Potato Head, I was waiting for them to run under the bars and go climb on him!!


But they didn't.

I have a concern about Mr. Potato Head. We had to listen to him for an hour. We had to hear the same jokes over and over. Disney HAS to know how slow-moving and painful that standby line is. Can't they give him more material? PLEASE?!?!?!

Ok people, I have never tried so hard in my life to win one of these ride games. I'm usually with one of my children, so winning isn't so important. But today? Today I was desperate. My arm was SO SORE!!! I thought for sure I had done it...
Yeah... that's my score on the left... He KILLED ME!!



And such a good sport about it, too....



That's it for now.. time to head to Epcot!! Have a great day, everyone!!
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:19 AM   #32
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:22 AM   #33
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Great update! I can never beat my DH either at those games.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:05 AM   #34
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Great pix!

You waited 40 minutes for ToT and stood in line for TSM? that is a different vacation!
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:31 PM   #35
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I have never beat my husband's score on either Toy Story ride. I let him think I allow him to win.

Thanks for all the pictures.
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:46 PM   #36
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Awesome updates! Looking forward to seeing how the day goes.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:16 PM   #37
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Good evening everyone! Sorry I haven't taken time to reply to you each individually! But my time is precious! Matt and I are getting ready to get tucked in for our last night here

Today was a CLASSIC adults-only day. Our kids would've been bored to death!

Some highlights:

Sleeping in!
Watching VoL 4 times in a row and hearing their yuletide songs.. incredible!
Stuffing ourselves silly in two different countries.
Enjoying the Candlelight Processional.
Spending lots of time just bench-hopping and taking it all in.

Oh.. and we did manage to squeeze in a ride on Soarin' - top row, center section, of course!

I'll hopefully do a big update tomorrow while we are waiting at the airport. Then it'll be back to the grind on Thursday! At least I have Christmas break waiting for me just around the corner, so I can finish this baby up then!

Good night!
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Sounds like an awesome day at Epcot!
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:15 AM   #39
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Loved Loved Loved your latest installment. It made my day yesterday (just didn't have time to respond since I read it at WORK on my lunch hour). Looks like you guys are having an amazing time. Sorry you got schooled on Toy Story, Tim does that to me every time, I ALMOST had him (up until the last screen) this past summer, but he got me!!! Those kids in the line were crazy, I can't believe some parents!
Have a safe trip home! Can't wait to read more!
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:12 AM   #40
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So glad you guys are having a great time! Jordan had fun meeting you! Thanks for stopping by to see her! Have fun on your last day & safe travels home.
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Wow. It's over already! Look forward to a full report when you get back!
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:08 PM   #42
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And such a good sport about it, too....


This is SO my husband...he IS that dad...when he beats our two year olds in a race he does this same thing...
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We battled a few crowds...
You've got me a little scared about our trip next week...


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I've been battling some kind of cold ever since we left, too. Which has been a bit of an inconvenience. But with Cold-Eze and lots of Advil, I've been getting along fine!
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Can't wait to read about the rest of the trip!
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Well, my friends! We are back home in wet, cold, Indiana! I'm happy to be here safe and sound, and I really enjoyed the hugs of my children! Can't wait to go again during Spring Break and have their happy faces with us!

After I get the kiddos in bed, I'd like to try to update. Hoping to make it happen! If not, I hope you'll forgive me!
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Sounds like an awesome day at Epcot!
Isn't EVERY day at Epcot awesome?!?! But, yes, it sure was!!

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Loved Loved Loved your latest installment. It made my day yesterday (just didn't have time to respond since I read it at WORK on my lunch hour). Looks like you guys are having an amazing time. Sorry you got schooled on Toy Story, Tim does that to me every time, I ALMOST had him (up until the last screen) this past summer, but he got me!!! Those kids in the line were crazy, I can't believe some parents!
Have a safe trip home! Can't wait to read more!
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Aw... you had to be at work! I'm so sorry! Yeah, I was over it... over. it. at the end of Toy Story. I'm telling you, my arm was going to fall off!! I tried SO hard.. and failed miserably.

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So glad you guys are having a great time! Jordan had fun meeting you! Thanks for stopping by to see her! Have fun on your last day & safe travels home.
Oh my goodness, Michelle! It was so crazy seeing her in Epcot. It was like I was meeting an old friend, someone I already knew so well! She looked great working... wearing a CM costume... like she was just meant to be there! And she had special treats for us! Stay tuned and I'll post a picture! You have such a special daughter. We were glad to finally meet her! (One of you down, 4 to go!)

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Wow. It's over already! Look forward to a full report when you get back!
Working on it!! Can't wait to share more goofy pictures of Matt. He is so crazy!

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This is SO my husband...he IS that dad...when he beats our two year olds in a race he does this same thing...
I always wonder how that will affect our children as they grow and develop their own sense of competitiveness. Time will tell, right!?! I'm glad I'm not alone!

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You've got me a little scared about our trip next week...
The crowds were MUCH worse than we ever imagined. Be prepared... I think the holiday rush began immediately after Thanksgiving.

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I'm doing much better... thank you!
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