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Old 06-25-2010, 07:59 AM   #1
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Mandymouse's Holiday of Firsts ~ Day 2

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Travelling & Day 1

Sunday 6th June ~ High 93F

We slept reasonably well and got up around 7.15am and showered, got ready and we were our way to Disney Hollywood Studios by 8am

It was still Star Wars Weekend, and we knew it would be busy, but we really only wanted to come for the characters and the parade. SWW's are so much fun, even while you're waiting for the park to open, the Storm Troopers are entertaining us from above



First we saw StormTrooper Donald, then one of the Ewoks outside Star Tours




(I'll replace some of these pics when my photopass CD arrives, as the pics on there were so good)

Next we lined up for about 40 minutes to see Darth Vadar







We then wandered around the park taking pics.









The lines for the Star Wars characters were very long, and we really wanted a photo with Jedi Mickey, but Paul managed to capture this one as we passed



As it was so hot, we decided to cool down in Animation Courtyard and see some characters. I was hoping to see Lotso, the bear from the new Toy Story movie, and I was pleased that the line for him was short too





We also saw Chip n Dale and Goofy & Pluto while we were in there





It was now time for some food, so we grabbed a couple of double cheeseburgers and fries from the counter service restaurant behind the Indiana Jones show

After an early lunch we went to find somewhere to watch the Star Wars parade. We both really enjoyed it, and I taped it while Paul took photos



















It was getting far too hot for us by now, so we went back to The Poly, as we knew we'd be back next Sunday for the final SWW day

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Old 06-25-2010, 08:02 AM   #2
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Once back at The Poly, we spent a good hour or so lying by the pool, and occassionally dipping into it to cool off

We then got showered and ready to meet Daisy and Minnie (I'll let the girls explain that one) or should I say, Karen (CustardTart aka Ms Tart) and Claire (Pinky166 aka Ms Pinky)

We met in the Tambu Lounge and ordered some of their famous drinkies We spent a lovely couple of hours chatting and laughing, though to be fair after Claire showed us a photo of her first day shopping and told us everything in the photo, there was only 10 minutes to chat - lol, only joking Claire, though that woman is one serious shopper



It was lovely to finally meet Claire and of course Karen my roomy from the last Girly Weekend, and before too long Paul & I were having to leave and head to Epcot for our 6.50pm ADR at Tutto Italia

We left the girls around 6ish and only just made it to Italy in time (via the monorail)


(would you believe a photopass photographer took this ! and why is it when you set your camera for a close up photo (not for this pic, this was my camera) they always change the settings ?)

We were seated straight away, then our server brought breads to our table and we ordered the Grand Antipasto Misto (a selection of cheeses, meats and vegetables) to share, then Paul ordered Lasagna al Forno and I had Petto di Pollo along with a couple of beers for Paul and cocktails for me







After a delicious meal, we left and we enjoyed a drinky or two in Italy and Germany





We headed to MouseGear as IllumiNations started and after a quick wander around we took the monorail back to The Poly

We had a quick nightcap in the Tambu Lounge before collapsing in bed

Tomorrow - DHS/Port Canaveral
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:37 AM   #3
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Sounds like a lovely start to the holiday Mandy.
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:59 AM   #4
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Lovely day!

I bought my dad (also Paul) that Star Wars t-shirt last year.

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What a cute pic!
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:09 AM   #5
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I think we'll have to go for Star Wars weekend one year. DH is a big fan.
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:48 AM   #6
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A brilliant day by the sounds of it! How lovely to meet up with Karen and Claire and those cocktails look delish
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:07 PM   #7
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Quite a busy day Mandy, the pic's of the characters are very good. It was great that you were able to meet with Karen & Claire .
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You make a great stormtrooper Mandy Great pictures. I'm not a Star Wars fan at all but SWWs look like a lot of fun.

P.S. Looks like you caught the sun a bit hun - bit of a difference from your last trip
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Another great day
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fantastic Day Mandy, I loved star wars weekends when we went, great that you got to meet up with Claire and Karen. What are those drinks you have on the table they look yummy
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A great day Mandy, it was so lovely to finally meet you and of course Paul (poor man had to endure 3 women chatting about shopping & big brother for 2 hours)

If you think my shopping was bad on day one then you should have seen how much I had by the time I got home 10 days later!

Looking forward to more.......
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A Fab day, cool Star Wars pics

Will catch up on the rest of your TR when I return with hopefully a TR of my own Reading yours always inspire me to try so we shall wait and see
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Great day! Must be fantastic to finally meet other fanatic DISers!!
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Looks like a great day. Lovely photos and great to meet up with Claire & Karen. Love the necklace.
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Lovely day Mandy, great pics. I really loved star wars weekend last year
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