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Old 11-12-2010, 09:51 AM   #106
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Wow, what an AMAZING day! I can't believe you got to be in the parade! That's sooooooo cool! And free dessert? Sweet!

How was your food at Y&Y? I've eaten there twice now, and once it was really good and once it was really bad, so I'm totally on the fence with that place.

One of these trips, I'm actually going to go to an AK evening EMH, just cuz it looks so cool at night!
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:19 AM   #107
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Wow, what an AMAZING day! I can't believe you got to be in the parade! That's sooooooo cool! And free dessert? Sweet!

How was your food at Y&Y? I've eaten there twice now, and once it was really good and once it was really bad, so I'm totally on the fence with that place.

One of these trips, I'm actually going to go to an AK evening EMH, just cuz it looks so cool at night!
It was an awesome day! Definitely one we won't forget!

We have eaten at Y & Y I think three times now and have always had a good experience. I would love some of that sweet & sour chicken right now! It's definitely one of my favorite places to eat!

AK is amazing at night! I'm so glad we finally got to be there for PM EMH, there was NO ONE there!
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:12 PM   #108
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Woho for seeing the pictures of your perfect day after hearing about it weeks ago! (Can you believe it's been weeks already? Yesh!!!)

I'm so happy you had such a special day after a couple of pit-stops prior to that!

Can't wait for more!
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:57 PM   #109
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to you and Lumar, Ali. How fun is that. In 20+ visits, we've never been picked for a parade or anything. What a great experience. Mark is sitting here loving the look of those ribs at Yak & Yeti; last time he had the duck, but he has "ribs" on the brain now for the next visit.

That cheese danish at PM looks really good too.

Looking forward to more.
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That carrot cake cookie is on my list of "must try" because of reading about it on the DIS too. I think if we decide to see Fantasmic we will do the Fantasmic Pkg, Mama Melrose or Brown Derby, but I have to say DH would love that pork chop.
What great luck being picked as family of the day and getting to ride in the parade.
You guys sure had the pixie dust on your trip giving you such very special memories
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Woho for seeing the pictures of your perfect day after hearing about it weeks ago! (Can you believe it's been weeks already? Yesh!!!)

I'm so happy you had such a special day after a couple of pit-stops prior to that!

Can't wait for more!
I know!!!!! WEEKS!!!! It's so not fair! It's like when you wait in line for 80 minutes to ride RnRC and then it's over in 48 seconds. I need a FP for my next vacation! Only 325 day until we (hopefully) go back!


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to you and Lumar, Ali. How fun is that. In 20+ visits, we've never been picked for a parade or anything. What a great experience. Mark is sitting here loving the look of those ribs at Yak & Yeti; last time he had the duck, but he has "ribs" on the brain now for the next visit.

That cheese danish at PM looks really good too.

Looking forward to more.
I'm still in shock that we actually got to do it!

Lumar really liked the ribs from Y & Y. We've never had a bad meal there so I'm looking forward to going again next time!

The cheese danish was marvelous! Probably 2 days worth of fat/calories but it was worth it!

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That carrot cake cookie is on my list of "must try" because of reading about it on the DIS too. I think if we decide to see Fantasmic we will do the Fantasmic Pkg, Mama Melrose or Brown Derby, but I have to say DH would love that pork chop.
What great luck being picked as family of the day and getting to ride in the parade.
You guys sure had the pixie dust on your trip giving you such very special memories
The carrot cake cookie is so worth it! So moist and sweet and wonderful!

We tried Brown Derby last year and I was less than impressed. We've eaten at Mama's 3 times now and have nothing but good things to say about it. The menu changes every year but we always find something on it that we like!
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yummmmmy....that carrot cake cookie looks so good....
so cool about your day full of pixie dust at AK...and great pics from the safari
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yummmmmy....that carrot cake cookie looks so good....
so cool about your day full of pixie dust at AK...and great pics from the safari
It was good and it was HUGE! Like I said, we split it into 4 pieces and could only eat 1 each!

Thanks about the pics!
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:44 PM   #114
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joining in & great TR so far!
I am so glad that lady got a few steps in front of you before barfing! That could've been real ugly!
That is so cool that ya'll were able to be in the AK parade!!!! How many people can say they've been in a WDW parade!?!
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I am so glad that lady got a few steps in front of you before barfing! That could've been real ugly!
That is so cool that ya'll were able to be in the AK parade!!!! How many people can say they've been in a WDW parade!?!

Thank you so much for joining in!

OMG if she would have tossed her cookies (wine) ON ME...That would have been VERY bad!

I am still so stoked that we got to be in the parade! I guess it just takes being in the right place at the right time! I would love to see someone's pics or video from that day so I could see what we looked like to the rest of the park!
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:18 AM   #116
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Chapter 7: I Fall Asleep in the Haunted Mansion

We had an ADR for breakfast at Kona Cafe for 9:20, so we got up around 7:30. We actually made it to breakfast on time and were seated right away. We love Kona, and after the fantastic day we had yesterday at AK, we were still feeling silly.

Lumar told me he was exhausted, and I was too but wasn't trying very hard to conceal it so I had to sneak a pic of him:



I told him that today was going to be another great day, and he should put on his happy face, like this:



Our Lilikoi Juice came out and it was delicious, as usual. I wish you could buy this stuff in the grocery store!



Lumar ordered Steak & Eggs:



And I ordered Tonga Toast:





The plan for today was to head back to MK after breakfast and spend a couple hours there, then go back to CSR for a nap. After that, we would be heading to DTD for dinner at Planet Hollywood for 5pm, then going to see Cirque du Soleil at 9. After the show was over, we'd be heading back to MK for PM EMH which were until 3am.

Now, this is how you can tell I was worn out...NO pics from our time at MK this morning. NONE. ZERO. I did, however, take notes.

We arrived back at MK at 10:20 and saw a giant mob of people swarming into the park. I freaked out, thinking that we only had 2 hours to spend here and now we wouldn't get to do anything because of the crowd.

We headed to Pirates first and I was shocked that it was a walk-on. Next, we headed to Splash which was also a walk-on. At this point I'm thinking to myself that I know we just witnessed about 400 people rushing the gates to get in...so where the heck are they? Not that I really cared, but I was just curious.

As we left Splash and headed towards HM, I found the crowd. There was a giant mass of people in line to meet Woody & Jessie, and another line down a little bit further to meet Donald in his frontierland gear (complete with raccoon hat). We arrived at HM and again, walked on. Fight through the crowds was tough, but it seemed like people were just milling about...no one was actually headed anywhere.

So we get on HM and it's dark, and air conditioned, and relaxing....and before I know it, I'm half asleep trying to force myself to stay awake. I know I nodded off during the ballroom scene and I missed the attic scene all together. I woke up again when I was falling backwards into the cemetery.

When we got off, it was exactly 12:30 and I knew that even if we WANTED to stay a little longer, I wouldn't make it. I needed sleep. I think that when you have it in your mind that you'll be taking a nap, it makes your body that much more tired. Like, if I hadn't been thinking about taking a nap all day, I probably would've been fine to keep going.

So we head back to CSR and I fell asleep around 1:15.

Would I be able to get up again in time for dinner?? Stay tuned...
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What exactly is Lilikoi juice? And kudos to Lumar for eating steak & eggs. I don't think I could do it that early in the morning!

You fell asleep on HM!!?!?!?!
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I LOL'd at Lumar's sleepy face.

I'm getting excited for the update about the rest of this day!!

(And, BTW, I need a fast pass for our next trip..which probably won't be until I'm done with school. Yuck, yuck, and more YUCK!!!)
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What exactly is Lilikoi juice? And kudos to Lumar for eating steak & eggs. I don't think I could do it that early in the morning!

You fell asleep on HM!!?!?!?!
Orange, Guava, and Pineapple I believe! So freakin' good. I know they serve it at Boma, too but I think they call it Jungle Juice there...although I might be totally making that up!

Yes....yes I did!

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I'm getting excited for the update about the rest of this day!!

(And, BTW, I need a fast pass for our next trip..which probably won't be until I'm done with school. Yuck, yuck, and more YUCK!!!)
He makes the best faces, I swear!

I can't wait to get to the rest of it! One of my favorite days!!!!!

I was wondering if you caught that about the FP! Seriously...I have 322 days until we go back (hopefully) which is 7,728 hours...so in Stand-By time, that's a 463,680 minute wait! I need a FASTPASS!!! LOL\

Oh and we looked into the whole DLR thing...it would cost us more money to go to DLR for 1 week than it costs us to go to WDW for TWO!
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Orange, Guava, and Pineapple I believe! So freakin' good. I know they serve it at Boma, too but I think they call it Jungle Juice there...although I might be totally making that up!
They serve something called Jungle Juice at Tusker House too. I wonder if it's the same thing. I know there was definitely orange and pineapple juice in it but I can't remember about the guava!
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