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Old 02-18-2010, 02:12 PM   #136
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It's funny how different they are when they don't have their brother with them. We really got a chance to talk about just him and not them as a collective. I know he really enjoyed it. We also went or RnR together as Jonathan didnt want to and it was nice to hear his opinion on the trip and whatever else we chatted about and not what maybe his older brother may have influenced.
Yeah I love that one-on-one time with they are not together. It's amazing how different they are when they are alone. And having time like that with just one or the other at WDW is even more special! Way to go!
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Day 2 Part II
Here are a few more pics that I took while walking around….




I can't wait for this movie....



So we decided to go see what the wait was for TSM, we got there and all the fast passes we gone for the day. This wasn’t really a surprise as we got there around 2pm. The wait time was 45 minutes, we thought about it and figured why not. Let me say that when they say 45 minutes it was 45 minutes, some rides have something posted and the wait maybe shorter, not this ride on this day. It did start to get a little old when we got to the area where the stand-by and the fast pass lines meet, it seemed like he was only letting fastpass people through…..I’m sure it was just the wait getting to me.

The wait gave me a chance to get a few shots in...












Finally we were on the ride, we sent the two boys together and Carrie and I rode together.


Our final scores....I won BTW


Now I realize that my accuracy was only at 25% but I still won that is what counts.




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Now I realize that my accuracy was only at 25% but I still won that is what counts.
Ironic how the Canadians won a beaver as their prize?

Accuracy doesn't matter when you have unlimited shots. I declare you WINNER!

How was Mr. Potato head? I've always used fast passes and haven't had the chance to walk past him.
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Next, we decided to jump on the great movie ride, I know its chessy but I really like it, I guess I like cheese.

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We had a little time to kill before our ADR at Mama Melrose, so we walked around a little.
My absolute favorite thing about Disney is their attention to detail, the little things that may go unnoticed by a lot of people, I tried to really pay attention. Here are some of the things I spotted, that I thought were cool.












What is a trip to Disney and not visit the Christmas shop...we get the boys to pose like this every year, they are pretending its cold.






Unfortunately I decided to put the camera away and forgot to get pictures of dinner. We really love this restaurant, the kids eat well and its not mac and cheese and we can have a few drinks and relax. The only complaint I had was that they brought our mains so quickly that we had not finished our apps yet. I guess they were trying to get us fed and out of there. For the rest of the trip I ordered my apps first if we were getting any and waiting until they got there before ordering our mains. This way it was timed perfectly.
I would give this restarant a big , this is a must do for us every trip.

After dinner and walking around a little more we decided to head back to POR and hit the hay a wee bit earlier this day.
This is what we found, the boys got a kick out of the plushes watching TV.




I took the opportunity to mess around a little with my camera and try my hand at some night photography with my tripod. I have seen some really amazing pictures on this site and thought I would try to see if I could get some long exposure pictures of POR. This is my first attempt at taking pictures fully on manual on my camera and with a tripod, so be kind.

Here are a few that I captured....









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Ironic how the Canadians won a beaver as their prize?

Accuracy doesn't matter when you have unlimited shots. I declare you WINNER!

How was Mr. Potato head? I've always used fast passes and haven't had the chance to walk past him.
I never even noticed that!

I agree, though I did have a little discussion with Carrie about this when she kept saying my accuracy was better than yours. Unlimited shots, accuracy is out the window.

Potato head is very cool, I have been told he is interactive but it appeared to me that it was standard type recorded jokes he was telling. The animatronics is amazing, he moves, tips his hat, pulls his ear off, tells jokes, very cool stuff. Now mind you after about 1/2 and hour, I think I started hearing the same jokes again. So I would take the fastpass.
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Glad you got to see Wilderness Lodge! Still my favorite resort.

What do you guys get at Mama Melrose's? We ate there once, but thought it was just ok. Maybe we're ordering the wrong stuff.

Great night shots! I never pack my tripod because I feel like it's too bulky, but you're making me reconsider with all the good pictures at night.
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I agree - the night shots are awesome!
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no need to ask for us to be kind. The night shots are saweet!
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Again great pictures!

I also can't wait for the new Toy Story! They have pictures of the new toys up on the Pixar facebook page and the new trailer which makes me that much more excited

Congrats on winning TSM!

I am glad you like Mama Melrose's it's one of my favorite TSs

Great pics of POR I have stayed there twice and enjoyed it both times

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Those are some awesome nighttime shots!
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ok, caught up daddy o. we stayed at por in 1998, nice resort!! nice pics!!
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Love the night shots!!!

I also like the pic of the M&M dispenser.

We haven't ate at Mama Melrose(yet), glad to hear that you like it there.
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Thanks everyone, this is something new for me and still have a lot to learn. I must have taken 50 or 60 shots that night to get what I did.

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Again great pictures!

I also can't wait for the new Toy Story! They have pictures of the new toys up on the Pixar facebook page and the new trailer which makes me that much more excited

Congrats on winning TSM!

I am glad you like Mama Melrose's it's one of my favorite TSs

Great pics of POR I have stayed there twice and enjoyed it both times

That movie is going to be great, for those of you who havent see the trailers or pics here is a link. This is my fav character, he cracks me up!!

http://disney.go.com/toystory/#/characters/ken

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Glad you got to see Wilderness Lodge! Still my favorite resort.

What do you guys get at Mama Melrose's? We ate there once, but thought it was just ok. Maybe we're ordering the wrong stuff.

Great night shots! I never pack my tripod because I feel like it's too bulky, but you're making me reconsider with all the good pictures at night.
I bought one pretty cheap and only weighed about 4-5 pounds, I hooked it to my backpack. I only brought it out in the afternoon.

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Love the night shots!!!

I also like the pic of the M&M dispenser.

We haven't ate at Mama Melrose(yet), glad to hear that you like it there.
My wife had a pasta with artichokes and peas and loved it, I tried it and really liked it as well. I had the veal parm and it was awesome. They also give you bread and olive oil to dip it in. The kids had spaghetti and meatballs, it was really good too.

I think it also dosent feel like theme park food either, kinda like a home cooked meal.
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My favorite part of the trailer is when they are all gathered around the see and say gambling!
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Great night time shots! I love the Great Movie Ride as well - especially the last scene of Wizard of Oz.
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