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Old 01-06-2011, 06:19 PM   #1501
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I did the backlot tour in 08. I got stuck on it. The las time I did it was in 99, so I'm not sure what has changed. But this time around they said we couldn't go to the catastrphe canyon and they had to take us out the gates and around, and they pretended like it was part of the ride. It was getting to be so long and I needed to get back to the hotel. I kind of laugh about it now, but I don't know if I'll tempt fate again and ever ride it. LOL!
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Sounds like you had a magical day in DHS. I can not wait to try a carrot cake cookie. They look so yummy.

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Love the picture of Sulley and Henry.
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Just a way to get the Walt Disney in, I guess, and I would have never thought of it as anything else but that if you had not enlightened me. Jill and I will have to amaze our family and friends with the details of this falsehood in the future, making them think we actually have some knowledge of the NY transportation system.


There are my boys, a very happy Henry with a bag in hand.
This is cute, and I think the buses are a very nice purchase.

The Mike and Sulley pictures are adorable.

Try the white chocolate macadamia nut cookie from Writer's Stop one of these days. It is fairly yummy, too.
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Hmmmm DHS day, the last day star tours was running. A great way to start with a nice boat ride. I think I know at least some things that happened that day.

BLT has alwys been one I do every once in a while too.

Have not been to the playground since the kids were real small.

Sully engulfing Henry is only his manpri's sticking out.
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I do love the Sulley pic and the evidence of Henry....
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:21 AM   #1507
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Glad Henry finally got his busses. That carrot cake cookie looks yummy!
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:06 AM   #1508
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I'm super duper late on this trip report, but I'm here and almost all the way caught up!

I love reading your reports since I can relate to everything so much with having a 3 year old boy myself. Things can get CRAAAZZYYY can't they? Hahaha. And I think I remember talking to you before about their birthdays and if I remember correctly, they're super close. (Jake is September 23rd)

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Old 01-07-2011, 10:48 AM   #1509
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What a great morning so far!

I've never been in the HISTK playground...I'm not even sure I could find it. It sure looks cute & fun, though.

Good catch on the WD subway; another thing I've never noticed, despite having lived in NY for ten years!

I would like a carrot cake cookie right now, please.
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I love love love the pictures of Henry with the Disney buses. Such a sweet happy smile!

My next favorite pic is the one where Henry is disappearing into Sulley's fur.

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Old 01-07-2011, 12:11 PM   #1511
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Wow Brook great update!!

We had not done the Back Lot Tour for a few years so we did it in 2009. And we got picked to be part of it. I told them as we were getting our "gear" on that I wanted one of the easy jobs (meaning not the one that gets soaked) & guess who is the one that got soaked!!! But it was a lot of fun & my DH & sons got really into the acting part on the boat which is really funny because they are usually very reserved & quiet. I wish I would have gotten a video.

It looks like you had a great morning at DHS. I hope it continues.

I love the pic of the three of you on the boat & the pic of Henry with the big hat it looks like he is wearing it.

My fav pic is the one when Sulley is giving him a big ol hug!! All you can see is part of Henry's legs.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:21 PM   #1512
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Love the pic of Sully Monster hug!! That's awesome!

The Backlot Tour looks like it's the same as it was the last time we rode it! Years ago. Anyone know what changed?

I so need to try me a carrot cake cookie!

We discovered the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground in December. That place freaks me out a bit! As a pooh sized fluffy chunky mommy I kept freaking out that I couldn't get up those little tight holes to get to my kid if I needed to! I kept making Dash watch Jack Jack. I just kept looking around at all the possibilities of losing a kid in there! Maybe it was my pregnant paranoia!

Jack Jack is just that much younger than Henry. He loved the red tongue slide and freaked out on the film slide and only would go down with Dash behind him. Too funny!

Buses look like an excellent purchase! I may have to bring those back for Jack Jack. He loves him some Mickey Mouse buses!

Glad y'all had a good day!! Looking forward to that 20 min boat ride to DHS next week!
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Enjoy the trip report!! It's giving me great ideas for our trip in March!

Carrot Cake cooke....yum!! (Scrambling to put that on my list!!)
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:17 PM   #1514
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Yeay! So many fun things to comment on!

Your day started off great with the boat ride! I bet that was nice and relaxing!

Oh, I hope you had as good a day at DHS as you normally do -- so far, it seems to be holding true!

I ADORE the picture of Henry looking up at Bo! Sheer cuteness!!!

LOL! Who knew there were so many Buzzes in the gift shop!

I think the Backlot Tour is a good time -- like you said, it's not something you need to do everytime, but Catastrophe Canyon is really cool.

I never would have known the subway stop was inaccurate!

Yum! I would really like a carrot cake cookie right about now!

Ah, I just melted over the picture of Happy Henry with his bag of buses!

Sully really gives big hugs, doesn't he?
The boat ride was so nice. We loved that little perk of the resort! Disney boats are so relaxing and enjoyable.

I didn't even realize I had THAT many various Buzz pictures until I was doing the update. I can't remember if that was my goal in that shop, or if I was just snapping pictures and happened to take them all of Buzz!

I just love that picture of Henry with Sully. It's so stinkin' funny. Henry talked about it quite a bit and how Sully felt.

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Hannah just got home saw the slide and playground pics and said, "Where is that?" I confessed and it is added to the must do! I have never been in the TSM store or seen the Monsters Inc meet and greet area.... add those to the list too!
Oh no! I'm sorry you now have to enter that hot box! But, it is very cool and fun to watch your kiddos have so much fun in there. I know as a child I would have loved that!

The Monsters Inc meet & greet is located right behind that shop across from the playground, it would be hard to find unless you knew just where it was or happened across it like we did!

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I have not seen that meet and greet area either....we will have to find it on our next trip. Henry looked so cute with Sully....it looked like he was devoured by him! Adorable and great that the photopass photographer caught it! Alexa looked a bit nervous watching that video. Hopefully she will actually go up and meet them when we are there She did really enjoy seeing the pictures and video of Henry on the playground. We are making that a must do for our next trip.
It is really hard to see and find! It's behind the gift shop, so you have to go through the shop to even see that it's there. Kinda strange that it can't be seen well from the main walkway.

I hope Alexa is brave and goes to meet Mike & Sully! They are very nice monsters. She will have a blast on that playground!

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Allow me to wow you with my Hannah Montana knowledge That is a chicken coop. It used to be a rundown plain wooden boring shack. But Miley's grandma tells her cute farmhand/Miley's crush that he can be in charge of the chickens and sell the eggs. So they decide to fix it up together. Then they get in a fight, and Miley stays up all night painting it so he'll forgive her. I personally love that Chicken Coop, and it was my favorite thing on the Backlot Tour! We hadn't seen the Tour in any previous incarnation either, and thought it was okay, but we probably won't do it again for awhile. I love the pictures of the HISTK playground-we saw part of the water gun while eating at Studio Catering Co., but that was it.
I'm wowed!!! That makes a lot of sense now. And from the bits I have seen of Hannah Montana, the colorful paint job suits something she would do. I was just baffled by the egg sticking out the back and the crazy paint. And despite it being LOUD, it's does have cuteness to it!

The HISTK playground is very cool. I have tons of pictures of it over the years. I wonder if the rumor that they plan to change it to a Bug's Life will ever hold true? Sure would be easy and make sense!

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Love the pictures of Henry with Mike & Sully and on the playground. He's just adorable! Those toy buses look like pretty cool toy. Levi would have loved those when he was little.
I'm glad you were able to get some TSM fastpasses!
The meet with Mike & Sully was a lot of fun. The eye rub/hug made me laugh.

I was happy to have those TSM fastpasses too! I was hoping Henry would be able to do it on his own like he did for Buzz. We'll see....!
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:49 PM   #1515
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Originally Posted by brookelizabeth View Post

Awww, how sweet is this pic of Henry! Too cute Brook! If you look at it just right, it looks like he's wearing the sorceror hat too!

You got some fabulous shots of HS too girl! I want to slow down and capture those details as well.

My nephew would LOVE those miniature Disney buses!

Sweet little Henry has graduated to big slide! He looked so small on it yet totally confident!

Looks like you had amazing time at HS! Glad Bo was there too, did you say hello?
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