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Old 12-03-2009, 01:01 PM   #61
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Great update Sooze! Loved the animation drawings. You guys did great! We weren't able to do this the last time. Just didn't have time to wait. The sleeping at B&B pic was a hoot! Looking forward to more.
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:05 PM   #62
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I really want to try the Animation drawing lessons! When we were there in June, the line/wait for that was over an hour! Yikes! So we skipped it.

LOVE the pic of Matt asleep at Beauty & the Beast!
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:24 PM   #63
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WOW! GREAT updates Sooze! I LOVE all the pictures of Matt soaking up the atmosphere...it is his signature pose!! You guys really seemed to be having a blast! LOVE Matt's frustrated pictures at drawing Bolt...I have to say though I think your drawing is a bit better...SORRY MATT! He did beat you at TSM though so you can't be good at everything right?How nice to just sit down and watch the performers. What's that like? We are always rushing around the parks! I can't wait to experience some alone adult time next fall! Thanks for sharing and I am looking forward to more...bye the way Bryan has been known to lurk on your report to!
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Love your TR. My DH & I are an older couple whose children are grown. We have been to WDW 3 times without the children & just love it.

As for the uncrowded times, I think that it is starting to be a thing of the past. We went in mid Sept. & found the crowd level to be much higher than our last trip. Then we were the only people on ME & the longest wait for any attraction was 10 min.
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:22 PM   #65
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Great update Sooze! Loved the animation drawings. You guys did great! We weren't able to do this the last time. Just didn't have time to wait. The sleeping at B&B pic was a hoot! Looking forward to more.
The waiting area for the animation class was the most crowded I've ever seen it! I thought we were going to have to wait again, but they squeezed us all in! Hope you can do it another time! It really is fun.. plus.. a free souvenir!

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LOVE the pic of Matt asleep at Beauty & the Beast!
Over an HOUR?! That is just nuts!! I hope you get to try it soon!

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WOW! GREAT updates Sooze! I LOVE all the pictures of Matt soaking up the atmosphere...it is his signature pose!! You guys really seemed to be having a blast! LOVE Matt's frustrated pictures at drawing Bolt...I have to say though I think your drawing is a bit better...SORRY MATT! He did beat you at TSM though so you can't be good at everything right?How nice to just sit down and watch the performers. What's that like? We are always rushing around the parks! I can't wait to experience some alone adult time next fall! Thanks for sharing and I am looking forward to more...bye the way Bryan has been known to lurk on your report to!
Thanks, Diane! We certainly were having a blast! It's just such a different trip than with the kids. Not better, not worse, just different! Matt was okay with being schooled in the animation class.. he knows my drawing talents are far superior to his!

Being able to sit and watch performers is sooooo nice! For real, something we can't do with kids. At least not yet, anyway. They just don't 'get' those little acts in the streets. They want to MOVE... get to the next ride or attraction.. well.. you know what I mean!

Hi Bryan!! I see youuuuu!

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Love your TR. My DH & I are an older couple whose children are grown. We have been to WDW 3 times without the children & just love it.

As for the uncrowded times, I think that it is starting to be a thing of the past. We went in mid Sept. & found the crowd level to be much higher than our last trip. Then we were the only people on ME & the longest wait for any attraction was 10 min.
Oh, thanks so much for reading along! It's always fun to see what other couples do on their alone trips!

And I completely agree with the slow death of "off seasons"... Disney's marketing geniuses have taken care of that with all of their promotions and deals. It's just so frustrating! I, too, think back to the days of 10 minute wait times and the ability to walk through the park with out having to stop behind crowds every two seconds... those were the days, no?
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:18 PM   #66
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Sooze, you said it! Anyway being in Disney is the best thing. While we were waiting for Illuminations, we met a very sweet couple that had been married 53 years. They had 10 children & told us about past trips with them. She was in a wheel chair & he was the pusher. That was a magical moment visiting with them & seeing that after all that time they still loved WDW.
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Wow, I guess being without internet for a month really put me out of the loop. A live report, how fun.

Looks like you had a great time despite the crowds. "To me, the new "best" time to go (well, maybe not NEW!) is late Jan/ early Feb or late Sept/ early Oct." LOL, I was there the end of Sept, crazy hot, and may be returning in early Feb. I'll let you know about the crowds. The late Sept trip, crowd wise was wonderful, we literally walked on TOT 3 times! And the MNSSHP was really nice, the only lines were for characters.

Was this your first trip seeing the castle lights? Did you see the castle lights??

Ok, also loved the part about being upgraded to a direct flight, and free tickets too! Wow that is awesome.
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:02 AM   #68
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Sooze, you said it! Anyway being in Disney is the best thing. While we were waiting for Illuminations, we met a very sweet couple that had been married 53 years. They had 10 children & told us about past trips with them. She was in a wheel chair & he was the pusher. That was a magical moment visiting with them & seeing that after all that time they still loved WDW.
That is so special!! Great story!

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Wow, I guess being without internet for a month really put me out of the loop. A live report, how fun.

Looks like you had a great time despite the crowds. "To me, the new "best" time to go (well, maybe not NEW!) is late Jan/ early Feb or late Sept/ early Oct." LOL, I was there the end of Sept, crazy hot, and may be returning in early Feb. I'll let you know about the crowds. The late Sept trip, crowd wise was wonderful, we literally walked on TOT 3 times! And the MNSSHP was really nice, the only lines were for characters.

Was this your first trip seeing the castle lights? Did you see the castle lights??

Ok, also loved the part about being upgraded to a direct flight, and free tickets too! Wow that is awesome.
Better late than never!! Matt and I are convinced that late Jan/early Feb is the best time to go. Not only because of the crowds, but because it's and escape from the miserable MidWest winter!

This was our 1st time seeing the lights! Everyone said it is much better in person, and I completely agree. Same for the Osborne lights. No pictures can do them justice!
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I'm sure it's going to be mega crowded when we go down in a couple of weeks, but we will still get to see the lights....
and it will be much better than being home!
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Just found your report - can't wait to read it!
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I'm sure it's going to be mega crowded when we go down in a couple of weeks, but we will still get to see the lights....
and it will be much better than being home!
Now THAT is a good Disney attitude! Love it!!

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Welcome! Glad you found me.

Now I just need to find a few minutes to update this dang thing!!
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Beauty and the Beast Extravaganza!

So, I found a new setting on my little crappy point and shoot camera. It seemed to be getting me some nice shots of the show.. so I went bonkers!

Enjoy!




This girl has played Belle every time we've seen the show!




Marie! The baguettes, Hurry up!!














I LOVE this guy! Every time we see him as Gaston, he blows us away!! Check out the video in the next post... he's AMAZING!!


























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Wow... I bet if I resized these, they wouldn't be QUITE so fluffy. But I'm kind of liking how they look like paintings!

Oh well, here are lots more!!




























Here are video clips of my favorite guy doing my favorite song from the show:


The funny thing is, in the movie, I can't stand this scene. But I just love the capes on the ensemble, and how the simple choreography and use of those capes just makes such a neat visual picture!!



That's it for the Beauty and the Beast overload! Thanks for checking out my lame-o pictures! Someday I'll take photography lessons, get a real camera, and take AWESOME pics!!
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:41 PM   #74
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Awwww..I love Beauty & the Beast! Such fun pics. How cool it's been the same Belle everytime you've gone.
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Glad you guys made it home to the kiddo's safely!

I am LOVING looking at all of your pictures. We will have to check out one of the AI shows on our next trip. We didn't do that last Feb.

We also havent watched Beauty and the Beast since 1996!! I am going to try to get DH and DS to watch that this time also.
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