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Old 05-07-2011, 05:30 AM   #1667
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Probably. I was struggling with the title for this one and while red wine, in my book, isn't truly a boat drink...it still worked and made me smile. Which is really what it's all about.

Jeff learned something new about me on our Hawaii trip. I know all the words to all of the songs on the 4 album set Bars, Boats, Beaches and Ballads. And those on the Beach Boys Endless Summer.

It was pretty funny. Or at least he thought so.
WOW!!! The Illuminations cruise sounds freaking amazing. Pizza is the perfect easy meal to eat on a boat- not having to worry about utensils and all that!

Love your comment about knowing all the words on the JB Box set.

I brought several JB CDs to the hospital when my first son was born. He actually arrived during one of the songs from "Bars" We took him to his first show when he was 9. Haven't had tickets for a few years, but DH and I are going to the concert this June.

I am also looking forward to the dark side of your trip!

But first, can't wait to hear what you cook up for your final Disney day!
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What a great cruise!!! I bet that was so much fun and everyone looks like they are having a wonderful time!!! Good idea to get pizza and wine!

Hope you are having a great girls' trip!
The cruise was wonderful, I can't recommend it enough and pizza was SO much better than the original plan, it really enhanced the whole experiences somehow.

We had a great girls trip.

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What a wonderful night! I'm dying to go on an Illuminations cruise.
It's magical!
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Your cruise sounds wonderful! every one just hanging out, enjoying munchies and a beautiful evening boat ride.

and I am so jealous of your date night with hubby. Our DD is far too young to be alone, even sleeping, for us to do this. sigh. some other time. but it sounds awesome!
They do have babysitting services you can get at your room, I've never done it but I know others have and have had good experiences

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Thanks Kathy, it was a blast!

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WELCOME HOME, Cynthia!!! OH goodness! I can't wait to about everything!!
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Welcome back! That's going to be an awesome trip report, I'm sure. I can't wait to read all about it.
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Welcome back, Cynthia! Can't wait to hear the details of your trip!
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WOW!!! The Illuminations cruise sounds freaking amazing. Pizza is the perfect easy meal to eat on a boat- not having to worry about utensils and all that!
it was perfect!

Love your comment about knowing all the words on the JB Box set.

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I brought several JB CDs to the hospital when my first son was born. He actually arrived during one of the songs from "Bars" We took him to his first show when he was 9. Haven't had tickets for a few years, but DH and I are going to the concert this June.
I love it! Poor Evan was born to Saving Private Ryan...maybe that explains something.

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I am also looking forward to the dark side of your trip!

But first, can't wait to hear what you cook up for your final Disney day!
Yep, have a full day/night and a last morning before we head to the dark side. Update soon.

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Thanks Everyone!!!!!! I had a wonderful Mothers Day (and spent very little of it online lol) and I hope you all did too!
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Planet Stop

After a very full magically illuminating day part of us wanted to sleep in. Another part felt, as we always seem to do, shortchanged on Animal Kingdom time. It was day 9. We’d been to AK twice. In those 2 visits we had…

  1. Ridden Dinosaur
  2. Been on Safari
  3. Eaten at Tusker
  4. Ridden EE (some of us)

And yep, that was IT. Which was not cool with some of us, Jeff in particular!

My notes had called for this plan of attack
  • Ale & Compass or BCM for CS Breakfast (at resort) (CS# 8, OOP for Evan)
  • Wherever we want based on what we think we’ve missed. DTD, any park, whatever!
  • VIA Napoli is an option for a TS or OOP lunch. New restaurant in Italy, soft opening (walk up)
  • Use up any leftover CS or snack credits (unlikely lol)
  • Back to Yacht Club for pool time 12-2
  • Girls Tea @ the GF 3:20 (boys do whatever they want lol!) monorail to Epcot to meet group when done
  • Epcot 4-9:30
  • Teppan Edo for dinner @ 8:40 PM (TS#8-5TS, 1 OOP Evan)


Check out Club Cool and Kim Possible if not already done.

The Whatever we want based on what we think we’ve missed was plotted out, before bed, to look like this.

  • Wakeup at a decent hour but don’t kill ourselves (it had been a late night)
  • Jeff, myself and the E’s head to AK
  • Lazy teens and grandparents sleep in, go out to breakfast and do laundry (hey, if my MIL offers, who am I to turn it down?)
  • Meet at DTD at 1:30-2. As you may recall, T had whined that Rainforest Café was his FAVORITE restaurant ever and HAD to go there. We’d been able to get a late lunch reservation for the boys for 2pm. Girls would grab a quick light lunch elsewhere if needed, and then head to the tea. It would be tight but it was doable.
  • Post tea would be pool, then Teppan.


The morning went according to plan, I show my first picture as not until about 10 but I’m pretty positive we got there around 9:30? I know the first thing we did after we got there was grab a coffee and pastries for all at that first cart after you enter. We then wandered towards FOTLK. As some of you may recall, I really wanted to see this. We’d missed it in 09 so I hadn’t seen it since 04. However…no food or drink allowed. Which really sucked as a show was just about to start. But we’d had snack credits to burn and were hungry. A bit dejected, as I knew it just wouldn’t fit into the day again unless I really threw a fit which I didn’t feel like doing, we wandered, no real plan other than to go get Kali FP’s. It was kind of a toss up between Kali and EE but since the others had gotten on EE, Kali won. Other than FOTLK (for me) it was our one must do for the day. On our way, we saw something unusual.









Ok, I have to admit, I was really bummed by the gangs total lack of interest and any wow, isn’t that cool/weird commentary. Heck, they’d been fascinated by something similar at DTD on our 2nd night but for whatever reason Devine didn’t do a thing for my boys. Go figure. I thought she was cool!

They were far more interested in this guy



FP’s obtained



and no Nemo show soon (still haven’t seen it!) we headed to the TOL. Checking things out as we went.





I really wanted do the trail around it. Which of course I didn’t know what it was called or where you entered but figured we’d figure it out. We thought we had and enjoyed meandering around.









Except…we weren’t really on a trail, or somehow we got off the trail. I’m really not sure. We were in a queue. That apparently was empty enough we didn’t clue in until we got here.









Oops!

Well………okayyyyyyyyyyy that hadn’t exactly been on the plan but why not. This one I hadn’t done since 2001 and that was in California Adventure. So it was actually a ton of fun and the E’s didn’t recall it a bit (which makes sense, they were only 1 and 2 at the time lol).
It wasn’t quite FP time for Kali and Eric, for whatever reason, decided he’d REALLY like to go to ….


We’d never done this and honestly I think I must glaze over it in TR’s as I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. But…you can see the heat in my little point and shoot!



We checked out the queue











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Eric tried to figure out where we were going





What I really didn’t expect was how long you have to wait for the train. It started to stress us out a little and the queue hadn’t seemed that bad, nor the posted wait time. It ended up being only about 25 minutes but it felt longer and then the train ride itself is another 15. Had we realized the total length I know we'd have made a different choice. So...plan accordingly. This is what happens when you go off plan lol!

It was also getting quite hot. Finally the train came. I do like this train and checking out where the animals “live” when they are offstage. However, my camera was not really up to the task as you’ll see below.































And soon we arrived! I tried to get a picture of the train but…pretty lame. Still, it’s a cool train.











We wandered back, checking things out as we went







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