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Old 06-30-2010, 03:42 PM   #91
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Great updates!

The whole waiting for a bus thing when you have an ADR is so stressful! I'm always in panic mode then.

Firework pictures are gorgeous! They don't have a CD of the new music?? Hopefully they will come out with one!
I do the same thing. I think it was worse this time because I was afraid they'd just write us off as a no-show, and then I'd have 16 hungry people who now had an extra dining credit that they'd paid for! DH was trying to calm me down, though, and he was right - it wouldn't have been the end of the world. I need to make that my mantra...

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we also ran into long lines for the buses when we stayed at CBR, only downfall for that resort it is the biggest and has so many people there that the buses do fill up quick.
We really like the resort, though after only staying at ASMo, we had to get used to going around the entire resort before heading to the park. Sometimes it was hard to get off if you weren't the first stop back to the hotel because so many more people were piling on so they could go to the parks before they got to our stop. But like I said, the bus service did get better as the week went on.

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Found your TR this morning when I saw the title! DH and I love Big Bang Theory! Although, I'm not thrilled with it moving to Thursday either. I didn't realize you were from Indiana (we live in Anderson) until I read the words Ball State. I graduated from BSU in 2000 and I'm getting ready to start my masters in the fall mostly because I need the hours to renew my teaching license.

I read the whole TR so far and I love it. DH is a huge SW fan as well and is a big fan of Boba Fett! He is working very hard to get DS into SW.

Can't wait to hear more about your trip!
Glad you've come aboard! I'm getting my master's from BSU online - you might want to consider that with two little ones. I've got one more year...can't wait for next August!!!

You ought to think about joining us for the Indianapolis area DIS meet. It's Labor Day weekend. The link's in my sig if you want to check it out! This will be our third year going, and we've always had a blast!

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We had that once where the busses would come for everything else then the one you need to get on. Luckily, you guys made it there for you ADR!
Why does it always seem to work like that??? It happened to my mom and aunt when they were headed to Cirque de Soliel the next day...they DID wait an hour for a bus!!! I'm so glad it got better!
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:50 PM   #92
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Great updates!

Jen- Love all of the Chef Mickey pictures! That is such a fun place! And sounds like a fun night in Tomorrowland though getting out sounds dicey!

Shelley- Love the Fireworks pictures! I agree that Summer Nightastic is incredible! Love how they storm the castle and Tink saves the day

To both of you- Crazy about the bus waits! I hope that gets better as the trip goes along!
The fireworks were awesome! The bus waits do get better as the week progresses.

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Shelley, those fireworks pictures are awesome!! Did you hear that someone actually called 911 during a show (after we left) to say that the castle was on fire? I knew it was realistic, but goodness! I feel bad for that person - they must've been freaking out! I guess they had to stop the fireworks for about 10 minutes (to make sure people could inspect things? I don't know ) before they could finish the show.
I didn't hear about that. I am sure they were embarrassed to find out that it is all part of the show. It is very realistic though! I guess that is what makes it so cool to watch.

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Great updates!

The whole waiting for a bus thing when you have an ADR is so stressful! I'm always in panic mode then.

Firework pictures are gorgeous! They don't have a CD of the new music?? Hopefully they will come out with one!
I didn't see a CD for the new fireworks. They had the Main Street Electrical parade CD. Hopefully, there is one in the works. I love listening to my Wishes CD.

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we also ran into long lines for the buses when we stayed at CBR, only downfall for that resort it is the biggest and has so many people there that the buses do fill up quick.
That is true. I guess, that the good thing is that the bus trips are not very long. We were pretty close to most places.

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Found your TR this morning when I saw the title! DH and I love Big Bang Theory! Although, I'm not thrilled with it moving to Thursday either. I didn't realize you were from Indiana (we live in Anderson) until I read the words Ball State. I graduated from BSU in 2000 and I'm getting ready to start my masters in the fall mostly because I need the hours to renew my teaching license.

I read the whole TR so far and I love it. DH is a huge SW fan as well and is a big fan of Boba Fett! He is working very hard to get DS into SW.

Can't wait to hear more about your trip!
Thanks for stopping by. I didn't even know who Boba Fett was before I got married. I have had a Star Wars education since meeting my DH! Good luck with your masters! My brother got his through BSU online and he was happy with the program.

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We had that once where the busses would come for everything else then the one you need to get on. Luckily, you guys made it there for you ADR!
We were so glad! No one wants to try to find a new place to eat with 16 hungry people.
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:12 PM   #93
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The heat, crowds and lack of routine are hard on all moms... we have all been there done that. I had my big moment last year, and for the most part kept calm this trip... my frustration normally comes out on DH...poor guy!

I think we have all had a late arrival at CM... we did last year and even had a rough time getting there when we stayed at the WL!
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Great updates ladies! Don't ya just hate it when you know that you have to be somewhere at a certain time and then a bus doesn't come on time? We only had that happen to us once at the CBR and that's when we were going to Typhoon Lagoon. Just a tip: If you stay at the CBR again and you have waited a while for a bus, pick up the phone in the bus stop and tell them you've been waiting for a (Insert park name here) bus for (insert # of mins. here). They'll ask for a bus to be dispatched.

The pictures at Chef Mickey's were all so good. It looks like you guys are having a great time!
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The heat, crowds and lack of routine are hard on all moms... we have all been there done that. I had my big moment last year, and for the most part kept calm this trip... my frustration normally comes out on DH...poor guy!

I think we have all had a late arrival at CM... we did last year and even had a rough time getting there when we stayed at the WL!
Thanks! Yeah, something about that restaurant. That was the one that Shelley and I ended up taking a taxi to (from the Wilderness Lodge, in fact) in 2007 with my MIL and her sis. It's also the one that I ended up meeting DH at in 2008 after we had to take Will to the urgent care. Hmmmm...I'm seeing a trend here. Maybe Chef Mickey's isn't such a good idea for us after all!!!

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Great updates ladies! Don't ya just hate it when you know that you have to be somewhere at a certain time and then a bus doesn't come on time? We only had that happen to us once at the CBR and that's when we were going to Typhoon Lagoon. Just a tip: If you stay at the CBR again and you have waited a while for a bus, pick up the phone in the bus stop and tell them you've been waiting for a (Insert park name here) bus for (insert # of mins. here). They'll ask for a bus to be dispatched.

The pictures at Chef Mickey's were all so good. It looks like you guys are having a great time!
We were - it was a good dinner. I didn't know that you could call from the stop. To tell you the truth, I never even noticed the phone!!! I'll have to remember that next time!
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joining in better late than never! your trip report title sucked me in - Sheldon rules! going back now to catch up!

How embarassing - I had already joined in to read a couple of pages ago, but forgot to subscribe to thread and never had time to go back and read - oh well - back and this time hit the subscribe button!
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Jen- I think my stress is multiplied when I have others with us. The worry of my kids not acting "just so" sometimes creates more problems for me. Thankfully, it is just the four of us. I won't have to worry about everyone having a great time.

Shelley and Jen - Great updates! I love that you both told the story; it gave us more details!!!

I am worried about buses at Jambo since supposedly they load Kidani first. My friend was there for a SWW in May and said that they actually changed the order to help those at Jambo. I hope this wasn't a one time deal.

But I agree, the buses are something to just accept. I am happy to have them. Dh loves not having to worry about driving while on vacation.
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The heat, crowds and lack of routine are hard on all moms... we have all been there done that. I had my big moment last year, and for the most part kept calm this trip... my frustration normally comes out on DH...poor guy!

I think we have all had a late arrival at CM... we did last year and even had a rough time getting there when we stayed at the WL!
Heat and crowds are hard on everyone. I think our next trip needs to be when it is cooler. I am voting for a December trip. If we time it right maybe we can avoid some of the crowds.

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Great updates ladies! Don't ya just hate it when you know that you have to be somewhere at a certain time and then a bus doesn't come on time? We only had that happen to us once at the CBR and that's when we were going to Typhoon Lagoon. Just a tip: If you stay at the CBR again and you have waited a while for a bus, pick up the phone in the bus stop and tell them you've been waiting for a (Insert park name here) bus for (insert # of mins. here). They'll ask for a bus to be dispatched.

The pictures at Chef Mickey's were all so good. It looks like you guys are having a great time!
The phone is a good tip. I didn't know about that. We had a blast!

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You all look so happy in your updates! Thoroughly enjoying this TR!
We were happy. Thank you for joining in!
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joining in better late than never! your trip report title sucked me in - Sheldon rules! going back now to catch up!

How embarassing - I had already joined in to read a couple of pages ago, but forgot to subscribe to thread and never had time to go back and read - oh well - back and this time hit the subscribe button!
Sheldon does rule! Thanks for joining us!
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Jen- I think my stress is multiplied when I have others with us. The worry of my kids not acting "just so" sometimes creates more problems for me. Thankfully, it is just the four of us. I won't have to worry about everyone having a great time.

Shelley and Jen - Great updates! I love that you both told the story; it gave us more details!!!

I am worried about buses at Jambo since supposedly they load Kidani first. My friend was there for a SWW in May and said that they actually changed the order to help those at Jambo. I hope this wasn't a one time deal.

But I agree, the buses are something to just accept. I am happy to have them. Dh loves not having to worry about driving while on vacation.
I am glad you are enjoying the TR. I hope you have good bus luck on your trip.
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Two Pics I Accidentally Left Out...

The house is quiet (Haley's birthday slumber party is going on downstairs...she turns 9 tomorrow!!! ), my class modules are done (at least, the ones due Sunday)...I can actually post! I've been busy the past few days cleaning for the party and trying to rid the house of this bug the boys and I caught last week. Jack and Will had stomach issues plus cold symptoms, and I'm just now getting my voice back. But the holiday weekend is ahead and for the first time in a few years it actually looks like we'll have nice weather!

I'll try to post our adventures from Tuesday morning tomorrow (or maybe Sunday...depends on how the girls sleep tonight!). But until then, DH found two pictures the other night that I just had to share. These were taken of the three older kids as we waited for our bus (after negotiating those scary crowds) Monday night. Summer Nightastic started as we waited, and DH was experimenting with the fireworks setting on the new camera.





I just had to share them...thought they were great. Goodnight, and have a great holiday weekend if you (ok, or I) don't make it back here for a few days!
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Love the pictures! Those are the moments that Disney is all about
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Okay, all caught up again! Great pictures and updates. I always love to watch everyone's faces when they experience things for the first time at Disney; seeing the castle, kids faces lighting up when they spot Mickey!

I can still remember the excitement in DS20's face the first time we took him there when he was 2-1/2. It was a February, low crowds and we could just let him walk through MK at his own pace. It was fun to see the things that caught his attention and make his face light up.
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Love those firework pictures.
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All caught up! Looks like a great trip so far! Lots of pictures to scrap!! Jen I think you have inspired us to drive in November...it's just the two of us this trip so I'm going to grant DH his wish.... He's even more excited about this trip now. I'm going to take the Southwest credits and use them on a girls trip in December I think

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