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Old 06-16-2010, 06:15 AM   #286
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Good Morning -

We are out the door to the Animal Kingdom for early morning Extra Magic Hours. We plan to tackle Expedition Everest, Dinoland, and maybe grab a ride on Kali River Rapids. We are going to try breakfast at Pizzafari. They serve full counter service breakfast.

Later this afternoon we plan on going to the pool. Not sure if we're going to the main pool or the Grandstand pool.

I'll be back with more pictures from the Animal Kingdom this morning.

More to come!
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:00 AM   #287
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Time to tackle the Yeti in the AM. I wonder what the Yeti will look like. A mode, B mode, or C mode???



Going up the lift hill on EE. The Yeti was in B mode with the strobe light on him.


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Old 06-16-2010, 07:42 AM   #288
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:49 AM   #289
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Good Morning -

We are out the door to the Animal Kingdom for early morning Extra Magic Hours. We plan to tackle Expedition Everest, Dinoland, and maybe grab a ride on Kali River Rapids. We are going to try breakfast at Pizzafari. They serve full counter service breakfast.

Later this afternoon we plan on going to the pool. Not sure if we're going to the main pool or the Grandstand pool.

I'll be back with more pictures from the Animal Kingdom this morning.

More to come!
Great reports Aaron. Seems like you are really lovin SSR our home resort. It gets a bad rap but overall it's a pretty nice resort.

Enjoy EE in whatever mood Yeti chosses to be in.
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Great reports Aaron. Seems like you are really lovin SSR our home resort. It gets a bad rap but overall it's a pretty nice resort.

Enjoy EE in whatever mood Yeti chosses to be in.
Agreed. We loved SSR when we stayed there. Our expectations were low due to the reports we had heard. Very pleasently surprised by that resort.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:09 AM   #291
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Pizzafari serves up hot breakfast each morning at the Animal Kingdom. It's counter service style.



Pizzafari breakfast menu.


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Old 06-16-2010, 08:47 AM   #292
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Good Time Gathering Spot as part of Summer Nightastic. Basically character meet and greets and some other minor kids activities. Pocahontis was appearing at this spot.

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Old 06-16-2010, 08:51 AM   #293
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Great reports Aaron. Seems like you are really lovin SSR our home resort. It gets a bad rap but overall it's a pretty nice resort.

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Agreed. We loved SSR when we stayed there. Our expectations were low due to the reports we had heard. Very pleasently surprised by that resort.
We are enjoying SSR quite a bit. The Grandstand is a great section of the resort. I believe when the new Paddock's section pool and counter service food location is finished it will be very nice.
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At Festival of the Lion King. The first show of the day at 10:00AM. It's packed! A full show.



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So is this what the different modes of the Yeti are?

A Mode: No movement, no strobe light action (A dead Yeti)
B Mode: No movement, strobe light action (Active-looking Yeti, but no movement)
C Mode: Movement with Strobe light (The best and scariest Yeti you have ever seen)
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The times are funny. I never thought KRR would be the longest wait but it makes sense for June. We only go in winter when it is almost always a walk-on or very little wait.
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Back at SSR. The Paddocks quiet pool.

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You guys have a LOT of pool time!
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:10 AM   #299
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So is this what the different modes of the Yeti are?

A Mode: No movement, no strobe light action (A dead Yeti)
B Mode: No movement, strobe light action (Active-looking Yeti, but no movement)
C Mode: Movement with Strobe light (The best and scariest Yeti you have ever seen)
A Mode = Yeti working perfectly - He's moving and his cavern is fully lit.
B Mode = Yeti is not moving, the cavern is dark, but the strobe light is on him making it appear that he is moving.
C Mode = There is only a light shining on him and he is lifeless; not moving at all.

I've never understood why they haven't been able to fix him. I'm sure it must have something to do with complexity and cost issues. They spent a ton of money on the EE attraction and now they can't fix the Yeti. A lot of guests don't even know he is broke. They see him in B mode and think they saw him, but in reality he wasn't working the way he was intended to work. I've even heard some guests say they saw him....You know, the shadow, but never saw him in his cavern at all. They didn't even know there was a full animatronic Yeti. They really need to fix him...Hence, the "Fix Me" graphic in my signature.

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You guys have a LOT of pool time!
Yea...I stopped and took a picture of the Paddock quiet pool as we were driving around the resort. We are actually getting ready to head out to the Grandstand pool in a few minutes. The best advice I could give anyone would be to hit the parks early in the morning, come back to your resort in the afternoon for a swim or rest in your room, and then hit another theme park in the evening. It makes for a great day especially in this heat.

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Aaron,

We plan on following the exact strategy you are using. Can you tell me if the mornings are very crowded? I'm hoping the extra magic hour mornings are a lot less crowded than the evenings this time of year. I totally agree it's much too hot to be out midday, especially in my case with 4 little ones. TIA
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